Cliffside Laser Eye and Cataract Center -  - Cataract and LASIK Surgeon

Richard Levine, MD

Cataract and LASIK Surgeon & Ophthalmologist located in Cliffside Park, NJ

Eye Exams Specialist

Eye exams can help ensure lasting eye health and address any vision problems or eye diseases before they become larger concerns. This is especially important for diseases like glaucoma that develop gradually without causing obvious symptoms, making worsening and irreversible complications more likely. Richard Levine, MD, is pleased to provide comprehensive eye exams for people in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, which include tests for vision, general eye health, and glaucoma. To book an exam with Dr. Levine at Cliffside Laser Eye and Cataract Center, use the online scheduler, or phone the office.

Eye Exams Q & A

by Richard Levine, MD

What happens at a comprehensive eye exam?

During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Levine examines your eyes to look for common vision problems as well as signs of eye diseases. This starts with dilation, through drops in your eyes, and the whole process is painless.

Be prepared to discuss your overall health and any vision changes. Bring any prescription glasses or contacts to your appointment, as those are checked as well. Each exam takes roughly 45-90 minutes. Routine eye exams can help protect your vision and keep your eyes as healthy as possible throughout your life.

What conditions are diagnosed during comprehensive eye exams?

The most common conditions diagnosed stem from refractive errors that cause blurry vision, including:

  • Nearsightedness, or myopia, in which close objects appear clear and far objects appear blurry
  • Farsightedness, or hyperopia, in which distant objects appear clear and near objects appear blurry
  • Astigmatism, in which the cornea is curved, causing blurriness

How does the doctor test for glaucoma?

Glaucoma tests are part of comprehensive eye exams. Using tonometry, a test that detects the condition by assessing eye pressure, Dr. Levine may direct a brief puff of air into your eyes or apply a pressure-sensitive tip against or near each eye. If the test shows higher-than-normal pressure, you may have glaucoma and may need additional testing.

How do the vision tests work?

Your comprehensive eye exam includes two primary vision tests. The visual field test measures your peripheral vision and allows Dr. Levine to determine if you’ve lost vision. This is another sign of glaucoma, but may also simply indicate the need for glasses, contacts, or an increased prescription for your current vision aids. The visual acuity test measures how well you can see at various distances.

Who should get comprehensive eye exams?

You should aim to see Dr. Levine for a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years depending on your age, risk for disease, and overall physical health. Kids should have routine eye exams to ensure normal vision development and to prevent any problems seeing or learning in school. Older adults tend to hold higher risks for eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

No matter what your health or age, regular eye exams can help detect any issues that arise early.

Insurance

We accept most major insurances. Please call the office for additional information.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "My whole family and I are so happy to have a great doctor like Dr. Levine. I recommend him to everyone I know!!"

    Alain G.
  • Google+

    "I had cataract surgery with Dr.Levine and would highly recommend him to anyone having a serious eye problem."

    Paul C.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Levine removed my cataracts and restored my vision which is now better than it has been since I was a teenager. My night vision has improved 1000%."

    Barbara C.
  • Healthgrades

    "Two days ago I did my second surgery and I'm so happy- no more glasses! My eyesight has been restored thanks to Dr. Levine."

    Benita W.
  • Vitals

    "Dr.Levine performed cataract surgery on both my eyes and I now have 20/20 vision. I had no pain or complications. He is a superb eye surgeon and ophthalmologist."

    Verified Patient
Location
Cliffside Laser Eye and Cataract Center
663 Palisade Ave., Suite 303
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Phone: 201-351-0478
Fax: 201-941-5840
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