Annual comprehensive eye examinations are an important part of preventative healthcare. It's more than just updating your glasses prescription - we evaluate the overall health of your eye.

Dr. Maribeth Erb looking through a slit lamp and shining blue light into eye while performing a comprehensive eye examination on a patient

Often many eye conditions have no obvious signs or symptoms and are discovered during an annual comprehensive eye exam. Early detection and treatment improves your quality of life and can prevent vision loss.

This is what you can expect during your comprehensive eye exam at Optical Studio:

  • Review your visual and systemic health history
  • Discussion of current medications, social and environmental influences and family medical history
  • Visual acuity measurement
  • Evaluation of color vision and depth perception
  • Refraction (using lenses to find your corrective prescription)
  • Eye pressure measurement
  • Dilated evaluation of your retinal and systemic health

Pediatric eye care is all too often overlooked as part of a child’s preventative care, relying instead on screenings at the pediatrician or at school. Many vision problems are relatively asymptomatic in a child's early years and can be easily missed. The American Optometric Association recommends comprehensive eye exams for all children at 6 months, 3 years, before first grade, and annually thereafter unless otherwise indicated.

Child with glasses holding books with apple on top

Your child may not recognize they are having vision difficulty because they think the way they see is the way everybody sees. Some signs that your child may have a vision problem include eye rubbing, increased blinking, short attention span, avoiding close activities like reading, covering one eye, tilting the head to one side or seeing double.

If you notice your child with any of these symptoms, please give our office a call at 413-584-6616 to schedule their comprehensive eye examination.

Convenient Location

OpticalStudio

274 Pleasant St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-6616
Free onsite parking available

When We're Open

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday By Appointment
Sunday Closed

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Patient Testimonials

A wonderful experience with great trust!  
10/08/2018
The regular eye care is excellent. Today I had an emergency issue. They fit me in immediately, addressed the issue and sent me home with some home eye care to continue addresing the issue. Friendly, kind professional help from the front desk to the doctor.  
09/14/2018
The whole experience was wonderful. The doctors and staff were professional, caring, and compassionate.  
08/07/2018
During my appointment for eye examination and selecting new frames I interacted with 5 members of staff, from reception through to payment. Everyone was caring and friendly. I was happy I chose Optical Studio for my annual checkup.
08/06/2018

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