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Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Novato

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Take Control of Your Eye Health with an Eye Exam

If you think for a moment, how do you suppose your eyes have changed throughout your life? When did you first notice these changes? And how did you care for your vision when they occurred?

No matter the issue, the first step you should take to support your vision is an eye exam.

Throughout the exam, you’ll learn everything about your eyes and their needs. And, with the help of our innovative technologies and tools, you can find comprehensive strategies for keeping your eyes healthy, clear, and comfortable.

For comprehensive eye exams, look no further than Total Vision Novato, formerly E. McCurdy O.D.! Book your next appointment today.

Eye Exams Are The First Step in Eye Care

Routine exams can help detect potential problems early in their development. Following the American Optometric Association schedule, we recommend having an eye exam once every year after age 18.

A comprehensive eye exam can help your optometrist look inside your eye to determine if you have any issues that could affect your sight. Some problems could only affect the eye, but others could stem from health conditions like diabetes.

What To Expect From an Eye Exam

We commit ourselves to providing high-quality services for you and your entire family.

If you have any questions or concerns about your appointment before you come in, please get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to address your concerns and tailor the eye exam to better suit your needs.

If we discover any issues, we can personalize a treatment or management plan for you.

Understanding You, Your Needs, & Your Health

When you come in for your eye exam, we’ll confirm your health history and address any questions or concerns you may have about your eyes or vision.

Please feel free to let us know of anything you think may be relevant to your eye exam—by being as detailed as possible, we can help look for various issues you may not have noticed yet.

Your visual acuity refers to how clear and sharp your vision is, and refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are vision problems that affect your visual acuity.

We use several different techniques to determine your visual acuity, and we can use this information to prescribe glasses and contacts or recommend laser eye surgery.

Examining your eye health is arguably the most important part of your eye exam.

Using a variety of tests, we get a clear view of the various structures that provide your vision, including the crystalline lens, retina, macula, optic nerve, and more. Examining these parts of your eyes can help us detect a range of eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or cataracts.

What Issues Can Adults & Seniors Develop?

You may develop several different eye and vision complications as you age, but eye exams can prevent these problems and help you preserve your sight.

Treating and managing eye problems depends on the issue you have, your eye health, and your lifestyle, but we can help develop a strategy using an array of solutions and techniques.


Presbyopia is a common eye condition that develops when your crystalline lens loses flexibility over time.

Your crystalline lens changes its shape to help focus light on your retina. As you grow older, presbyopia develops, stiffening the lens and causing blurry vision at various distances. Presbyopia can even develop if you already have a refractive error, like nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Prescription glasses and contact lenses can help correct vision problems related to presbyopia.

Cataracts are a common issue many people develop as they age, and they could lead to blindness if they are not treated.

As you grow older, proteins in your crystalline lens can break down and clump together. Over time, the lens can stiffen and develop a hazy, milky, cloudy color that could obstruct your vision. This is what we call a cataract.

We may prescribe glasses or contacts to help correct vision problems related to cataracts, but if they progress, the only way to get rid of them is to have cataract surgery.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults 55 years of age and older. The disease affects a part of your eye known as the macula, which provides central vision that you use to read, write, drive, and distinguish colors.

Please visit our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page for more information on AMD and how it may develop.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that affect your optic nerve, a part of your eye responsible for sending information from your eye to your brain.

You may develop a higher risk of glaucoma as you age, and it could lead to permanent vision loss.

Please visit our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page for more information on glaucoma.

Start Managing Your Eye Health Today

We’re ready to help you take control of your eye health. Find unique, innovative ways to preserve your vision when you visit our team today.

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Our office is in the Sequoia Professional Center, just north of the Novato Public Library.

Our Address

  • 1730 Novato Boulevard, Suite C
  • Novato, CA 94947

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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