Looking for eye exams near you?

Are you experiencing eye discomfort and want to receive some clarity as to why? Are you worried your family history leaves you with a high risk of eye disease? Are you having difficulty remembering when you last visited the ophthalmologist? Are you searching for quality eye exams near you? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. At Coastal Eye, we’ve helped a wide range of patients reduce and overcome vision loss or impairment in our Greenwich and New Canaan, CT, offices.

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What is a comprehensive eye exam?

A comprehensive eye exam administered by an ophthalmologist thoroughly evaluates your eye health and visual system. At Coastal Eye, we perform various tests and procedures to assess your vision, detect eye conditions or diseases, and determine the overall health of your eyes. These exams may include tests for visual acuity, refraction, eye muscle movement, peripheral vision, intraocular pressure, and a detailed examination of the structures inside the eye using specialized instruments. Our eye doctors will also use their expertise to evaluate your medical history, symptoms, and any other concerns you may have, providing personalized care and recommendations based on their findings.

What do eye exams detect?

An eye exam plays an essential role in maintaining proper eye health and detecting eye diseases early on in the process. They’re recommended every 1-2 years and are capable of detecting a wide range of different eye diseases and other conditions. Here’s a look at some of the most common eye disorders, diseases, and conditions that eye exams can detect in you or your family member.


This refers to a series of eye conditions that involve damage to the optic nerve connecting the eye to the brain.

Refractive issues

Screening your eyes for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, and other refractive issues is a normal part of the exam.


When the natural lens inside your eye begins to cloud or discolor, cataracts start to develop, and you experience blurred vision.

Macular degeneration

Screening for macular degeneration early gives you the best chance to save your eyesight from this very serious condition.

Diabetes / high blood pressure

Our eye exams can detect the presence of common medical conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

Signs you need an eye exam

Knowing when to visit the ophthalmologist is vital for preserving your long-term eye health. A regular visit every 1-2 years is necessary, but some instances call for a visit sooner. Here are some of the leading signs it's time to come in for a comprehensive eye exam.

  • Your eyes are constantly dry, red, itchy, puffy, or swollen
  • You're constantly experiencing double vision, blurred vision, spots in your vision, or flashes of light
  • You have difficulty driving at night, reading street signs, or staring at a computer screen for long periods of time
  • You have difficulty seeing in certain situations, such as things that are far away or close up
  • You recently suffered an eye injury or had your eyes exposed to a foreign object/chemical
  • You have diabetes or a family history of eye disease

You don't have to live in fear of losing your vision or seeing your vision impaired over time. By booking an appointment with your eye doctor and requesting a comprehensive eye exam, you can start to take better control of your eye health. As always, you can contact our office with any questions you might have! Also, check out our laser cataract surgery services.

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Why choose Coastal Eye for your eye exam?

While Dr. Omar Shakir specializes in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery, his extensive knowledge in modern eye care allows him to properly diagnose and treat any vision problem you’re experiencing. At Coastal Eye, we are not a factory. Our office is a gorgeous boutique surgical suite equipped with the best cataract and eye care technology throughout Connecticut, so you can relax in a comfortable, clean, modern environment. With the newest technology, most advanced techniques, and years of training, you can trust Coastal Eye as your regular eye doctor. 

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