Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I have an eye exam?

Infants should have their eyes examined at 6 months. Kids every 1-2 years starting at age 3. Adults over 40 should have their eyes examined yearly.

Why should I get my eyes examined yearly?

Early detection is key for any eye disease. Just because you can see 20/20 does not mean everything is okay with your eyes. At West Broward Eyecare we check from the front of your eye to the back of your eye for any sign of eye disease.

Do I have to be dilated?

Yes. Dilation is the most important part of your eye exam. It allows us to examine the retina, the blood vessels, the optic nerve and macula. Not having your eyes dilated at the eye doctor is like going to the dentist and keeping your mouth closed.

My child had the vision screening at their school. Do they still need a comprehensive eye exam?

Yes, vision screenings at school are a great way to pick up some vision problems but are no means comprehensive enough to find mild health or vision problems. The only way to make sure everything is working the way it should is by having a comprehensive eye exam.

Do you treat medical eye conditions like pink eye or allergies?

Yes. Dr. Garmizo and Dr. Rhue are trained to treat ocular conditions both topically and orally if needed.

What do I need to bring with me to my eye exam?

Please bring any glasses or contacts you are currently using including your sunglasses. Also bring your current vision insurance card, your current medical insurance card and a list of your current medications including dosages you are taking.