Desert Family Vision Center

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Frequently Asked Questions

All You Need To Know About Our Specialized Services

Are you curious about the services that we provide in Safford? Do you have any questions that you’d like to ask? Here are some common eye doctor FAQs that our patients ask:

Eye health is a critical part of your overall health. You should get an eye exam anytime you experience floating spots, blurry vision, or headaches. Make sure you make an appointment with your eye doctor if you are having trouble seeing or reading.

Eye problems like glaucoma and cataracts may seriously affect your vision. These effects develop gradually. For you to catch these conditions early on as they develop, an eye exam is required.

An eye exam should be done every 12 months for adults in Safford. However, for adults 55+, we recommend having your eye exam done every six months. You should schedule an appointment immediately if you are experiencing any eye problems.

This is one of our most frequently asked questions. You should always take the eye health of your children seriously. You should have the eye health of your newborn checked often and honor any follow-up visits as recommended.

Schedule a thorough eye examination for your child when he or she is around 3 years old. Another exam should be done once your child is around 5 years of age. If your child has an eye condition or wears glasses, screening should be done once a year.

You should never feel nervous about an eye exam. The exam itself is painless, and during your exam, we test your vision and dive into your medical history. This includes your family’s eye health.

We ensure that your overall eye health is okay by looking for any signs of conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, or glaucoma. The results of our tests will give us a perfect picture of your specific visual needs. Our eye exam also helps us determine whether you need prescription glasses.

Eyeglass prescriptions are involved in comprehensive eye exams. This exam helps determine whether you require glasses. Your eye health is tested by dilating your pupils. On the other hand, a contact lens evaluation involves measuring your corneal curvature and choosing the necessary contact lenses for your needs.

Contact lens evaluation varies depending on the complexity of the case. Several follow-up visits are required to make sure this process is a success.

Insurance providers in Safford do not all have the same vision plans. Your provider may or may not cover this specialized service. You should reach out to them to confirm whether they cover this service.

A vision plan takes care of vision exams, prescription glasses and sometimes contact lenses. Medical conditions and symptoms are covered under a medical plan. This plan also covers medical treatment. Medical conditions are usually not billed in a vision plan.

We always have to check for the pressure within your eyes during our exams. We use a special instrument to send a small, quick puff of air into your eyes to check the pressure and determine whether you have or are at risk for glaucoma. 

Glaucoma is a disease of the eyes where the intraocular pressure of your eyes is high. Aqueous humor in your eyes may not be adequately drained or excessively produced. Vison loss and optic nerve damage are symptoms of glaucoma. Early detection of glaucoma can help avert any severe complications. This disease can easily take away your peripheral vision if it isn’t diagnosed soon enough.

Pupil dilation isn’t a compulsory procedure. However, there are lots of benefits that come with pupil dilation. Pupil dilation is a more comprehensive examination of your eyes’ retina. This procedure also ensures that you have less blurry vision after your eye exam.

Pupil dilation will cause your pupils to become larger than normal, causing more sensitivity to light exposure. If you opt for pupil dilation, you’d better bring some sunglasses with you. This guarantees you an easier and safer drive home.

Retinal images are used to record your eye health. These images are detailed, showing your internal eye structure. Through retinal images, we can discover any eye conditions such as glaucoma. These detailed images are kept as part of your file to help with follow-up visits.

Many clients always want to know whether other patients have their retinal images taken. This answer is yes. These images provide critical information important for your eye health. Even more, this process is comfortable and quick.

You don’t have to take eye health for granted. An eye exam can help point out any developing issues. You may develop irreversible vision loss by ignoring any symptoms.

To avoid any of these complications, you should have routine eye exams. If you have a history of medical issues including hypertension, HIV/AIDS, and/or diabetes, you should undergo regular eye exams. These conditions can seriously affect your vision.

We value the confidentiality of our patients’ information. At no time will we release your information without consent. If you wish to have your information released, you’ll have to write to us seeking the release of your personal information to you or any other interested party.

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Call 928-482-0500 today to schedule your appointment in Safford. Routine eye exams can help prevent permanent vision problems.

Don’t overlook your eye health just because your vision seems fine. An eye exam can uncover undetected complications. These problems may not have any symptoms yet.

Visit our eye doctor to get the very best eye care in Southeastern Arizona. We have an experienced expert who can perform routine eye exams. Feel free to contact us if you still have any question that isn’t tackled in our eye doctor FAQs.

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620 S Central Ave 

Safford, Arizona 85546

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8AM-5PM 

Tuesday: 8AM-5PM

Wednesday: 8AM-5PM

Thursday: 8AM-5PM

Friday: Call for Emergency Eye Services

Saturday: Call for Emergency Eye Services

Sunday: Closed

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