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We are currently providing curbside services for individuals needing a free vision screening at our main office and vision clinics, as well as access to our exams and glasses program by appointment. Please call 801-524-2020 for information.
Schools and businesses that need to schedule a group screening, please contact our main office or fill out the Schedule Screening form.
For those seeking eye care, the landscape of providers invested in eye health can be confusing. This article is designed to provide an overview of the difference between ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians?
Studies have shown that many people are not aware that early signs of eye disease, such as cataracts and diabetic retinopathy, will have no symptoms but can be detectable on exam.1 This highlights why routine exams are crucial to overall eye health. Adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease should receive a baseline comprehensive eye evaluation before or at the age 40. While older individuals without risk factors should have a comprehensive exam every 1 to 3 years, anyone with a change in their vision, a chronic disease like diabetes or high blood pressure, a family history, or other risk factors should be seen right away and followed every year.