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.

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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.

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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

  I recently relocated to the Northampton area after having the same eye doctor for 15+ years. I was so relieved to find such a great replacement! The physician, assistants, reception and optician I met with were great - timely, conversational and very helpful!  ...
04/30/2019
There is no eye doctor I have ever been to who is more thorough than these folks. My grandmother was blind with glaucoma, and I am an artist, so my eyes are very important to me. I would not trust them to anyone else!
04/27/2019
Dr. Maribeth Erb, O.D. Is excellent, I just can't express my gratitude for her compassion and patience with me. The whole staff is a very caring and able to address your concerns and needs thanks again.
04/02/2019
Optical Studio was excellent. There's something to be said for customer service. Second time I've been and both doctors and staff were warm, welcoming, and explained everything. Thorough exam, no push to but other products, and great future advice. I would highly recommend them.  ...
02/18/2019

Latest News

Optometry Team Grows
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Dr. Erb is pleased to welcome Dr. Bobbie Jo Casey to our Optometry Team. We thank our loyal patients whose support allowed us to expand our facility and bring these two remarkable doctors to our clini...
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This month we introduce Michelle Molineaux, our newest licensed optician to join the Optical Studio team! Michelle is originally from Eastern Massachusetts being born and raised in Boston. She travel...
INTRODUCING WE LOVE EYES!
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