Comprehensive Eye Exams in Swampscott

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Swampscott

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Your Vision. Your Future.

Is your child having a hard time seeing the board in class?

Do you struggle to read fine-print in books and menus?

Regular comprehensive eye exams involve a series of tests that enable your Swampscott eye doctor to check your eye health and vision. This type of eye exam can only be performed by an eye doctor, and shouldn’t be confused with the vision screenings given in schools or other non-professional settings.

Having regular comprehensive eye exams is crucial when it comes to protecting your eyes from sight-threatening diseases, and ensuring that your optical prescription is up-to-date.

A comprehensive eye exam can also reveal signs of a general health condition like diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol.

Contact our eye care clinic today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today!

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Why Is It Important to Get Your Eyes Tested Regularly?

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Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining great vision and eye health for the entire family.

During your eye exam, your eye doctor will check for any refractive errors or visual skill deficiencies that may hinder development or learning, and diagnose, manage, and treat eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration that can cause severe vision loss in adults.

Many of these sight-robbing conditions show little to no symptoms until they’ve already caused learning difficulties, significant damage to the eye, and/or irreversible vision loss. Routine eye exams ensure early diagnosis and treatment of these and other conditions.


What to Expect From Your Eye Exam

  • Glasses/contact lens prescription updates

    We'll provide you with an updated prescription so that you can see clearly. Some people require a new prescription every year, whereas others only need a new prescription every 2-3 years.

  • Evaluating your child’s vision for learning

    Conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia, and visual skill deficiencies such as convergence insufficiency can negatively impact your child’s learning.

  • Diagnosis & treatment of eye diseases

    Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy may show no symptoms until it’s too late. The earlier the treatment, the more effective the outcome.

  • Rule out signs of systemic diseases

    Common systemic diseases such as diabetes and stroke can first be detected in the eyes as part of a comprehensive eye exam.


Comprehensive Eye Exams in Swampscott

Our optometry practice in Swampscott

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Davis Vision
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • BCBS Federal Employee Program
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Plans Inc
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • Unicare
  • Tricare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- May. 15, 2024
Amazing staff, very professional, never have to wait more than a couple minutes before appointment
- Apr. 27, 2024
The team members at Advanced Vision Center are always welcoming and friendly! From the front desk, t... o the physicians to the eyewear specialist, everyone does their part in making me feel at ease and valued as a customer and patient. Thank you!
- Apr. 17, 2024
I recently had an appointment with Dr. Hernandez, O.D., and had a great experience. She gave a thoro... ugh eye exam, explained everything clearly, and offered insight into my vision. Highly recommended!
- Mar. 16, 2024
I had a great experience getting a contact exam there recently and getting glasses on another occasi... on. All staff is very nice and the ophthalmologist was very knowledgeable and super nice. I highly recommend. Convenient location inside Vinnin Square Plaza.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Advanced Vision is fantastic! From the staff to the doctor - they make you feel comfortable and at ... ease. They are always happy to help. I’ve been going to Advanced Vision for a while now and each visit has been exceptional. I highly recommend Advanced Vision!
- Aug. 26, 2023
I was very impressed with the professionalism and care I experienced at Advanced Vision Center by J... ordan and Dr. Hernandez, as well as the other staff members who helped me at my appointment. I had requested a visit online, and thankfully, I was able to be seen within a few weeks. All my communication with Jordan was so easy, kind, and professional. I was incredibly nervous about this appointment, and I felt put at ease immediately upon entering the office. Dr. Hernandez and her staff were non-judgmental and explained all the tests and procedures, as well as next steps, kindly and confidently. They followed up with me the next day to ensure I was doing ok and helped me arrange a future appointment for further care. I am so glad I chose this practice for my care, and I will absolutely recommend them to anyone that is looking for a wonderful place to receive care for any optical needs!
- Aug. 09, 2023
Good optometrists. Well managed. Good frame selection.
- Jun. 22, 2023
Always had a positive experience. My family and I have been going to this place for 10-plus years. ... The doctor takes her time to explain the test results. Jordan, at the front desk, is so courteous and responsive with making/changing appoimments. They also have great frame selections.
- May. 18, 2023
We are so happy we found Advanced Vision Center! Anastasiya was great and took the time to help us t... ry so many pairs of frames on. She also spent the time looking to see if they came in other colors for us. We will definitely be back next year.
- Feb. 15, 2023
Both professional and fun environment 🙂 Sheri is the best!
- Jan. 26, 2023
Have had lukewarm or bad experiences at other,larger vision providers on the north shore.This was su... ch a great experience from the professional,knowledgeable nature of the entire staff to the warm,friendly feeling that you get as soon as you walk in the door.Advanced Vision will be my only choice for an optometrist. I would give 6 stars if that was an option.
- Dec. 29, 2022
The staff is very professional and caring. Love the Doctor she’s the best! I highly recommend th... is location.
- Dec. 22, 2022
All of the staff were incredible. I highly recommend them. The staff were able to modify their appro... ach for a patient with communication challenges beautifully.
- Dec. 20, 2022
Fast, easy, and very accepting of my service animal and my need for my noise cancelling headphones. ... Very accommodating, very polite.
- Dec. 17, 2022
Always pleasant staff and Dr Katz is the best!
- Dec. 15, 2022
Great eye doctor. They were able to squeeze me in within a days notice, Jordan was so quick to respo... nd. Dr. Mathias had a great personality for working with people and was very caring. I felt like she took the time to really be present during my appointment. I did not feel rushed like I do at most places. Getting new lenses for my frames was also very easy and quick! I don’t remember everyone’s names but all the staff were so helpful! The optomap option was so easy and quick. I would recommend this place to anyone.
- Dec. 09, 2022
The place is amazing. I actually had a great time. Thanks to Mary, Jordan, and sherri!
- Nov. 29, 2022
11/29/2022 Dr. Mathias is the best! With her blink twice before each reading request, her patience,... encouraging "excellent ", and explanation. I advise all ages to make their appointments here as I have done for years.
- Nov. 22, 2022
Everyone at AVC is wonderful. All very professional patient and kind.
- Nov. 19, 2022
My daughter and I both had an amazing experience at Advanced Vision Center today. The staff were all... so warm,friendly and attentive especially the woman at the check in desk. I don’t remember her name but her title is patient coordinator. She was amazing with my daughter! She helped my daughter pick out glasses and made it very easy for me 🙂 I would most definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams FAQs

Is a comprehensive eye exam the same as a vision screening?

No. Vision screenings like the one performed for children in school or at optical-only stores only check for 20/20 vision. They do not check for the presence of sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts. They also do not check for visual skill deficiencies such as problems with visual tracking or processing. Comprehensive eye exams are more thorough and use advanced equipment to evaluate your vision and eye health.

How often should I get an eye exam?

Eye doctors usually recommend that you come in for a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. This ensures that your glasses or contact lens prescription stays up to date and that signs and symptoms of developing eye conditions are caught early before they cause lasting damage.

When should I bring my child in for their first comprehensive eye exam?

A child’s first eye exam should take place at age 6 months. It’s important not to delay eye exams for young infants and children as some early eye problems can affect vision for life. Detecting vision problems early can keep a minor issue from becoming something serious (and more challenging to treat).

Want to get your children off to a good start in life? Visit Advanced Vision Center for an eye exam today!


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