Comprehensive Eye Exams in Springfield Commons

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Springfield Commons

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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 Springfield Commons 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 Springfield Commons

Our optometry practice in Springfield Commons

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 27, 2024
I went to another company & after several attempts to correct my vision at 2 different locations, th... ey finally admitted they they didn't know how to do it. Dr. Penny immediately recognized the problem & addressed it appropriately.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Never have a long wait time and the office is always nice and cl... ean.
- Nov. 10, 2023
Courteous, Professional and prompt! Best eye exam I have ever had.
- Jun. 27, 2023
Everyone was nice and polite from walking in for my visit till I was leaving.
- Apr. 16, 2023
Great service
- Mar. 20, 2023
Everyone here is professional, personable and knowledge. I always experience excellent care when I'm... here.
- Mar. 16, 2023
Friendly, efficient, thorough exam.
- Mar. 03, 2023
Love the atmosphere and the people that work there.
- Feb. 20, 2023
Dr. Penny is the only person that will work on my eyes until he decides to retire.
- Jan. 24, 2023
Complete customer satisfaction. Exams..new glasses or adjustments. Friendly..helpful staff. .quality... eyewear . Highly recommended!
- Dec. 20, 2022
I had a great experience here! I was in and out super quick and my glasses were in within a week and... a half. They’re great quality. The staff was super nice and helpful as well.
- Oct. 13, 2022
Everyone here is very friendly and knowledgeable!
- Oct. 12, 2022
Dr. Penny is always spot on when it comes to your prescription and your eyes. The staff is very nice... !!
- Jun. 25, 2022
I ordered sunglasses and daily glasses and needed to change lenses in my sunglasses. Stopped in on F... riday a half hour before closing and Tom sat down with us to help me understand and correct the lenses. He took his time and was so wonderful. I had the absolute best experience and can’t say enough about how patient & kind he was. Thank you Shawnee optical & Tom. 5 stars all day long. Wish I could give 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- May. 23, 2022
Please consider Shawnee Optical! The staff is very friendly, helpful and easy to work with. Dr. Penn... y is a nifty professional who presents with knowledge, thoroughness, and a friendly approach to his examination process. This is a great place!
- May. 10, 2021
Until recently it had been many years since I had purchased my last pair of glasses from Shawnee Opt... ical but the staff were always ready to provide good customer service when I would take my glasses in for minor repairs. I recently had an eye exam at Shawnee Optical and purchased a new pair of glasses. The optometrist and staff were very professional and patient and again provided good service. In my opinion this business is an asset to our community and I plan to continue to support them as a part of our local economy.
- Apr. 20, 2021
I've gotten my eyes examined an have gotten serval pairs of glasses over the last couple years from ... then. I always get great service and products from them.
- Mar. 21, 2021
Dr. Penny was awesome. Very Professional and informative.
- Mar. 01, 2021
UPDATE: The manager did take care of the situation below, that resulted in a 1 star. Along with tha... t, I gave Shawnee Optical another go at delivering a better experience. I ordered another pair of glasses. The process was smooth, the staff was more than helpful, and the order came in ridiculously fast! Great job pulling it together and coming through. Old review: Horrible experience, and still without glasses after SIX weeks! My wife and daughter went to Shawnee Optical to look at their selection of glasses. My daughter, 7 years old, required glasses to correct astigmatisms in both eyes with the hope of resolving her migraines. We needed to obtain the glasses as soon as possible. On January 20th, they tried on glasses, and on January 23rd, we called to set up the order. Angel told me that everything would be fine, and we would have my daughter’s first set of eyewear within two weeks. On February 1st, I call to check on the status of the order. The gentleman said he could not find the order and would have to check with Angel to see what’s going on. February 4th, I get a call back from the same gentleman. He said the order did not go through, they could not expedite, and it would be another two weeks. I called again on February 18th and he said I would get them “next Monday or Tuesday.” I called on February 22nd, and the office is closed for repairs and won’t be open until 03/01/2021. Today, 03/01/2021, I called, the office is still closed, and their voicemail is STILL full. Almost SIX weeks into the ordering process with no glasses for my child….. This would not have been easy to deal with if it was my order. However, since my seven-year-old daughter continues to have migraines, it makes it 100 times worse. I hope this review deters other parents from going through the same issue.
- Feb. 08, 2021
Very good service from very nice people.

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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 Shawnee Optical - Springfield for an eye exam today!


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