Preventive and routine vision exams are a vital component of healthy vision and overall well-being. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or biannual eye exams, depending on family history and personal risk factors.
Often, vision problems don’t exhibit noticeable symptoms, but can be diagnosed by your optometrist during a routine eye exam. Early diagnosis is the key to effective treatment and the prevention of vision loss.
The Window to Good Health
During his 30-year career, Dr. Teichmiller has been a vocal proponent of regular eye exams for overall health. For many patients, he has been the first medical professional to detect diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other serious health issues. Dr. Teichmiller believes the eyes provide windows to patients’ health and is dedicated to providing eye care with a holistic, preventive focus.
At Innovative Eyecare, we spend time with each of our patients to ensure they understand the crucial elements of their eye care as well as exam procedures and treatment options. Here are some questions that new patients frequently ask.
When should my child have his or her first eye exam?
Don’t wait until your child complains about vision problems; often children have no idea their eyes aren’t focusing properly. Good vision is essential to academic success. Bring your child to Innovative Eyecare for their first exam by age 3.
How long does an eye exam take?
While a typical eye exam may only take 30 to 45 minutes, we encourage patients to set aside time pre- and post-exam consultations. These conversations are critical to ensuring your comfort and knowledge.
Do you accept insurance?
We accept a variety of insurance plans as well as check and credit card payments. Our team will work with you to make sure you’re getting the most of your healthcare coverage.
Schedule Your Eye Exam Today!
Take care of your eyes! Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at our Decatur location. Stop by or call us at (256) 353-1871 to discuss your eyecare needs and learn more about the solutions we offer. We look forward to meeting you!