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Western PA’s Top-Rated Ophthalmology Group

Comprehensive Eye Exams

North Park Ophthalmology is an independent ophthalmology practice that provides high-quality, comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Our continuing mission is to provide the very best ophthalmological care in a compassionate, doctor-patient partnership that puts patients first. Our highly experienced team has practiced in the North Hills area since 1969, establishing our practice as one that patients can truly trust. We want you to feel like family when you are under our care. 

Our eye doctors recognize that our eyes are not just indicators of our vision, but our health overall. We take ocular health very seriously, and have decades of clinical experience providing comprehensive eye exams and in-depth vision testing. We have the latest testing and diagnostic tools to ensure each patient gets the most accurate diagnosis possible. At North Park Ophthalmology, our focus is your best vision! 

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Pittsburgh’s Premier Eye Doctors

Eye Exam and Vision Testing

Our dedicated team of providers have decades of clinical experience administering routine and comprehensive eye exams. We pride ourselves on treating each and every patient like family, and are gladly accepting new patients. Since 1969, we have faithfully served the Greater Pittsburgh population, ensuring healthy vision in patients across all age groups. We believe that everyone equally deserves quality, compassionate eye care. You can put your ‘comprehensive eye exam near me’ searches to rest when you become a patient at North Park Ophthalmology. Call or book an appointment online today to get started!

Leading Ophthalmologists in North Hills

Comprehensive Eye Care for All Ages

When you are a patient at North Park Ophthalmology, you’re treated like family. Our board-certified ophthalmologists develop customized treatment plans that fit each patient’s individual needs and lifestyle preferences. From childhood to the golden years, we are fully equipped and highly knowledgeable in administering eye exams and performing cutting-edge surgery. Whether you need your very first eye examination test, or you’ve been undergoing eye exams for decades, we’ve got you covered. Stop scouring the web for ‘vision exams near me’ and make an appointment with one of our board-certified physicians today.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam is different from a regular vision test because it involves special equipment and procedures. A medical eye exam typically includes the following types of tests:

  • Visual acuity test
  • Preliminary tests of depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision and pupilary light response
  • Assessment to determine nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism
  • Tests to determine eye focusing, eye teaming and eye movement capabilities

Why Do I Need Annual Eye Exams?

A yearly eye exam is crucial not just for ensuring your eye health, but your general health overall. An eye exam can detect serious and potentially vision-threatening issues such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure/cholesterol
  • Lupus
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration

By getting regular eye exams, your eye doctor is able to spot these problems early on and take interventions to avoid more complications in the future.

Who are Considered At-Risk Eye Patients?

Patients who fit the following criteria are considered at risk by eye doctors, and may need to schedule more frequent eye exams.

  • Diabetics
  • Those diagnosed with an eye disease
  • A family history of ocular disease
  • Taking medication with ocular side effects
  • Working in jobs that are visually-demanding or pose an ocular health hazard
  • Contact lens wearers
  • Previous eye trauma
  • Vision in only one eye
  • Previous eye surgery or LASIK

When Should I See an Eye Doctor?

We encourage you to make an appointment with an eye doctor at North Park Ophthalmology if any of the following apply to you:

  • Red, dry, itchy eyes
  • Seeing spots, floaters or flashes of light
  • You are a diabetic
  • You have a genetic predisposition to eye disease (e.g. glaucoma)
  • Poor night driving vision
  • Frequent eye strain/headaches
  • You have trouble following moving targets with your eyes
  • You get motion sick, dizzy, or have trouble following a moving target
  • You have trouble reading things upclose or seeing things in the distance