Your eyes are important to living a full life. They allow you to appreciate art, stay active, and communicate fully with family and friends. Eye diseases can rob you of your sight or even cause long-term health issues if left unchecked. An annual eye exam can make the difference.
The American Optometric Association recommends getting an eye exam every year. We echo that recommendation at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care. An annual eye exam takes between 30 and 60 minutes and can be scheduled at your convenience with evening and Saturday hours available at our clinic in Rockville.
Eyes are delicate, complicated, and just as susceptible to injury or ill health as the rest of your body. For that reason, it is extremely important to have an optometrist examine your eyes every year. Depending on your eyes and medical history, we modify the exam to best suit your needs.
When you visit our clinic for the first time we will collect some basic and medical information from you. We ask that you bring your insurance information, identification, as well as any current glasses and contact lenses in their case with you. We will keep all this information on file, so you will not need to bring it every time.
We have a series of tests we perform to ensure your vision and ocular health is in the best shape possible. Our tests are non-invasive and pain free. We ask for your input on vision tests, field of view evaluations, and color range analysis. We also examine the overall health of your eyes, including the structure inside your eyes. Our high tech exam rooms are outfitted with the best imaging equipment available for a true look at your retina, optic nerve, and macula.
As you reach 60 and beyond, your eyes are more vulnerable to age-related diseases. These changes are normal but require extra attention. Your annual exam becomes vital to maintaining healthy vision.
Aging eyes are more likely to develop a number of age-related eye diseases. Our exams delve deeply into the structure and function of your eyes. Early detection is key to avoiding vision loss due to disease. Once you have lost your eyesight to age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma, it is impossible to get it back. Catching it early can give us a chance to prevent losing your eyesight.
Your eye pressure, also known as your intraocular pressure, gives us great insight into your potential for developing glaucoma. We also examine your lens for signs of clouding, a sure sign of cataract development. If we detect any warning signs we will work with you to build a treatment plan tailored to you.
For our patients with diabetes, we have created an eye exam just for you. Diabetes creates new ocular challenges, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, and makes you more prone to conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. When you visit our clinic, be sure to advise us of your condition so we can best treat you.
Whether you require prescription glasses or not, our dispensary is full of items to assist your eyes and life. Our opticians are experts in finding you the most flattering and fashionable eyewear for your face. Even the kids can benefit from visiting us, we have the largest selection of kid eyewear in the area. No prescription needed? Our sunglasses are not only attractive, they keep your eyes safe from harmful UV rays.
We are located between Rockville and Gaithersburg, near the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus off West Montgomery Ave on Shady Grove Road. For more detailed driving instructions, see below.
In addition to our office hours, we offer a 24-hour emergency answering service available to all established patients.
|Monday:||9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM|
|Tuesday:||9 AM - 12:30 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM|
|Wednesday:||9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM|
|Thursday:||9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM|
|Friday:||9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM|
|Saturday:||9 AM - 2 PM|