Eye Exam

Omphroy Eye Care

Luis C Omphroy, M.D.

Ophthalmology & Cataract Surgeon located in Aiea, HI

Half of Americans neglect their regular eye exams, even though most know it’s important. By having a general eye exam as recommended, you can safeguard your eyesight and eye health in the best way possible. At Omphroy Eye Care, leading ophthalmologist Luis Omphroy, MD, welcomes both children and adults for general eye exams in his ADA-compliant office and examination rooms in Aiea, Hawaii. Dr. Omphroy also offers diabetic eye exams and exams for special needs or issues. 

Eye Exam Q & A

What happens in an eye exam?

During a general eye exam, Dr. Omphroy evaluates your eye health along with your vision. He checks for conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, dry eye, red eyes, and other issues using high-tech equipment such as: 

  • A Haag-Streit slit lamp for a magnified eye exam
  • Maestro optical coherence tomography (OCT) for retina and optic nerve exam
  • Octopus visual field analyzer to evaluate central and peripheral visual fields
  • iTrace™ topographer to diagnose corneal pathology

If you wear glasses, Dr. Omphroy also updates your vision prescription so you can wear the most effective corrective lenses. If you choose contact lenses, you’ll also need a contact lens fitting. This fitting fee is separate from your eye exam fee.

How long does an eye exam take?

At Omphroy Eye Care, you can generally expect your eye exam to take an hour or two. If you have perfect vision, it could be faster, and if you have new eye symptoms or a suspected problem, it could be on the longer side. 

Dr. Omphroy always customizes your eye exams to keep you at peak eye health and vision, so the total time can vary with each exam. 

What should I bring to my eye exam?

Bring your photo ID and up-to-date insurance card. If you have glasses or contact lenses, bring them along. 

Dr. Omphroy dilates your eyes for the eye exam, which means you could have some light sensitivity and mild close-up blurriness for up to four hours afterward.

It's safe to drive yourself home after your dilated eye exam. Bring your sunglasses along to prevent any discomfort from sunlight as you drive. 

Do I need an eye exam even if my vision is good?

Even if you have excellent vision and have never worn glasses or contacts, you need comprehensive general eye exams. During your regular eye exams at Omphroy Eye Care, Dr. Omphroy can find the very earliest signs of disease that you might not know about. 

In fact, experienced ophthalmologists like Dr. Omphroy are sometimes the first specialists to identify diabetes. He can identify the changes that conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure cause within your eyes, giving you an early diagnosis. 

With an early diagnosis, you can manage and treat the disease in the most effective way. 

Book your eye exam at a practice that treats you like family. Contact Omphroy Eye Care by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.