Eye Exams Specialist

Specs Appeal

Optometry located in St. George, UT & Mesquite, NV

Specs Appeal offers the most comprehensive eye exams for adults and children in Southern Utah and Northern Nevada. Experienced optometrists Chad Waggoner, OD, and Reed Gibb, OD, make your eye health their number one priority, so you have the peace of mind that your eyes are healthy and functioning optimally. They offer comprehensive glasses and contact lens exams to maximize your vision, and the on-site optical store sells a variety of designer frames and contact lens brands. To schedule eye exams for the family, call the office in St. George, Utah, today, or book a consultation online.

Eye Exams Q & A

Why are eye exams important?

Eye exams are important for protecting your eye health and long-term vision. These exams should start in childhood and continue annually through adulthood, so Dr. Waggoner and Dr. Gibb can monitor changes in your eye health from one year to the next.

Specs Appeal offers comprehensive eye exams for adults and children. The providers also perform both eyeglass exams and contact lens exams if you have nearsightedness (myopia), astigmatism, or other refractive disorders that distort your vision.

You may also need more frequent eye exams if you have underlying eye disorders, like dry eyes, an infection, or glaucoma.

What can I expect during eye exams?

During your initial eye exam at Specs Appeal, Dr. Gibb and Dr. Waggoner spend time reviewing your personal and family medical histories, any medications you currently take, and any symptoms you’re experiencing.

There are several eye tests the providers perform during your visit, including:

  • Visual acuity
  • Pupil response
  • Eye movement
  • Eye pressure

Dr. Waggoner and Dr. Gibb also use the latest diagnostic technologies to physically examine all parts of your eye, including your retina, optic nerve, and your cornea. This exam allows them to identify scratches, infections, and other conditions that affect the health and function of your eyes.

The providers can screen for eye diseases that can be complications of underlying diseases, like high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes.

If you need glasses or contacts to correct your vision, Dr. Gibb and Dr. Waggoner offer noninvasive refraction tests that help identify your prescription strength. They also provide separate contact lens exams to determine the size and type of contacts you need to correct your vision.

What happens if eye issues are found during my eye exam?

If Dr. Waggoner and Dr. Gibb diagnose underlying eye diseases or disorders during your exam, they customize a treatment plan to manage it. They offer comprehensive care for conditions like:

  • Infections
  • Eye strain
  • Dry eyes
  • Computer vision syndrome

They can also correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, and presbyopia (age-related vision loss). The in-office optical store sells a selection of the latest designer frames and contact lenses.

The providers can prescribe medications and other therapies to treat existing eye conditions. They can also provide guidance to lower your risk for long-term eye damage and vision loss from underlying diseases like diabetes.

To schedule an eye exam, call the Specs Appeal office nearest to you today, or book an appointment online.