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Eye exam
in Albuquerque, NM

Find and book same-day eye exams in Albuquerque. Top-rated providers with easy online scheduling. Book your vision screening today!

Eye exam
in Albuquerque, NM

Find and book same-day eye exams in Albuquerque. Top-rated providers with easy online scheduling. Book your vision screening today!
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Eye Exam FAQs

  • How much does an eye exam cost in Albuquerque?

    Routine eye exams are typically not covered by insurance, but coverage can vary greatly depending on your plan and additional vision policies. If you have an eye health problem such as glaucoma, your medical insurance will cover your visit.

  • Is an eye exam covered by my insurance?

    Consultations with allergists and blood and skin tests are usually covered by insurance and require only a copay ranging from $20 to $40.

  • Where can I get an eye exam in Albuquerque?

    In general, eye exams will be available at Albuquerque-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices, local pharmacies, optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians offices. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure you get your eyes checked out as soon as possible.

  • How can I book an eye exam in Albuquerque?

    Regardless of the kind of doctor you are looking for for an eye exam, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Albuquerque-area eye doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include any pertinent issues you are dealing with and include “eye exam” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for an eye exam in Albuquerque?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for eye exams are available through Solv. Search for a Albuquerque-area doctor, find a provider, and book an eye exam as early as today.

  • How do I find the top-rated eye doctors in Albuquerque?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Albuquerque-area eye doctors to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician, see what previous patients think, and book an eye exam with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should I see for my eye exam?

    You can receive an eye exam with an ophthalmologist, an optometrist, or an optician. Ophthalmologists are highly specialized medical doctors usually certified to perform eye surgery. Optometrists are generally not licensed to perform surgery, but they can prescribe glasses, contacts, and other therapies to correct vision. Opticians fit, adjust and repair glasses, and teach patients how to apply and care for contact lenses.

  • Who should get an eye exam?

    Experts recommend every adult aged 18 to 60 receive a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years. Children with risk factors, such as premature or low-weight birth, developmental delays, crossed eyes or a family history of disease, should be tested immediately and more often.

  • How often should I get an eye exam?

    Children should receive an eye exam at six months and three years of age, and before starting school. Children with risk factors, such as premature or low-weight birth, developmental delays, crossed eyes or a family history of disease, should be tested immediately and more often. Experts recommend every adult aged 18 to 60 receive a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years.

  • Are video visits available with eye doctors in Albuquerque?

    While a thorough eye exam cannot be performed over video, your doctor can evaluate you or your child for most concerns, such as redness, itching, dryness or other basic concerns using telemedicine. They can discuss a care plan, prescribe eye drops, and recommend an in-person visit if deemed necessary, all while you are safe and comfortable at home in Albuquerque.

About Eye Exams

Eye exams help assess your vision and check for any eye diseases you might have. The test is performed using a few different instruments and a bright light pointed at your eyes. You'll likely have to look through a few lenses and be asked to read from an eye chart. You'll go through several different tests to check different parts of your eye. Your eye exam will most likely check for vision sharpness, color blindness, eye alignment, eye movements, depth perception, eye pressure (which helps diagnose glaucoma), and tests to determine your eyeglass prescription. Your eye doctor might also test your eye structure using a slit lamp exam.

Eye exams are important for detecting early signs of eye problems and preventing those problems from getting too severe. It's easier to treat eye problems at the earliest stages so getting regular eye exams is essential to your eye and vision health. Children three years and younger should have eye exams whenever the pediatrician recommends it, but they're typically performed at some of the required well visits. Your child should also have an eye exam before they start first grade.

Adults should have their eyes checked every 5 to 10 years in their 20s and 30s, every two to four years from ages 40 to 54, every one to three years from ages 55 to 64, and every one to two years after age 65. If you wear contacts or glasses, take medications that have serious eye side effects, have a family history of loss of vision or eye disease, or you have a chronic disease that increases your risk of eye disease (like diabetes), you should have your eyes checked more often.

Resources

There are a number of reasons to get an eye exam or vision test, as well as potential symptoms, conditions and treatments that could be related. Here are just a few to better understand:

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