At the Davis Eye Center, we genuinely believe that vision care is paramount for everyone. As dedicated eye specialists of Ohio, our team offers routine vision exams for the entire family. Additionally, we offer diabetic eye exams and management of conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, conjunctivitis, ocular allergies, and many others.

How Often Should I Schedule an Eye Appointment?

Dr. Davis and his team see everyone from kids to our respected elders.  We recommend that children have their first eye exam at 6 months of age, again at 3 and then once they begin school.  From there on out, kids who aren’t showing any signs of vision issues should receive a biennial eye examination.

The same goes for maintaining a lifetime of healthy vision once you enter adulthood. From the age of 18-61, we recommend a routine eye exam once every two years.  Once you round your way into the 60s, annual appointments should be made.  Keep in mind that a family history of eye disease, diabetes or high blood pressure, a visually demanding career, and previous eye surgeries may put you at risk for future eye issues.  In this case, more frequent eye exams may be recommended.  Just remember to always communicate concerns with your eye care provider and listen to any recommendations.

Also, remember that no matter your age, sudden changes in your vision are not normal.  If you’re experiencing any changes such as blurry vision, spots, or the inability to focus, schedule an appointment today.  Most conditions when detected early can be manageable. We have doctors on call 24/7 as well as urgent care visits.

Eye Specialists of Ohio | The Davis Eye Center Team

Our dedicated eye care team consists of Davis Eye Center’s founder and surgeon, Charles H Davis, D.O, optometrists Thomas M. Shaheen, O.D., and Todd F Bischof, O.D., and opticians registered nurses and technicians. Our experience, quality of care, advanced technology and compassionate staff produces happy, extremely satisfied customers with a vision of clearer tomorrows.

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General Eye Care FAQ

  • What should I expect during an eye exam?

    A yearly eye exam is a painless process. A vision exam is always performed using the eye chart with the big E. It may or may not include dilation of the pupil based on individual patient needs related to their general systemic health. A refraction, which is the determination of your eyeglass prescription, may need to be performed. Contact lens evaluations are also available if desired. Charges are determined based on services provided. Please call if you have questions regarding fees, as insurance plans vary greatly.

  • What age should I begin taking my child to the eye doctor?

    The American Optometric Association says infants should have their first eye exam at six months old. Children should receive additional eye exams at three years old and right before kindergarten around age five or six.

  • Which insurance providers does the Davis Eye Center accept?

    Davis Eye Center accepts most major insurance carriers, including traditional Medicare and Medicare advantage plans.

  • What payment types does the Davis Eye Center accept?

    Davis Eye Center accepts cash, personal checks, Discover, MC, and Visa. We also offer interest-free financing options with CareCredit.

  • How can I schedule an eye exam appointment?

    That’s easy! Simply fill out the form on our eye care page or give us a call at 330-923-5676.

  • What’s the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

    An optometrist handles routine eye exams and prescribes glasses and contacts. They can also diagnose and prescribe treatment for various eye diseases.

    An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who along with treating eye disease, is licensed to perform surgery like cataract removal, LASIK and other refractive procedures.

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