Comprehensive Eye Exams in Colorado Springs

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Colorado Springs

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Your Vision. Your Future.

Is your child having a hard time seeing the board in class?

Do you struggle to read fine-print in books and menus?

Regular comprehensive eye exams involve a series of tests that enable your Colorado Springs eye doctor to check your eye health and vision. This type of eye exam can only be performed by an eye doctor, and shouldn’t be confused with the vision screenings given in schools or other non-professional settings.

Having regular comprehensive eye exams is crucial when it comes to protecting your eyes from sight-threatening diseases, and ensuring that your optical prescription is up-to-date.

A comprehensive eye exam can also reveal signs of a general health condition like diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol.

Contact our eye care clinic today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today!

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Why Is It Important to Get Your Eyes Tested Regularly?

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Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining great vision and eye health for the entire family.

During your eye exam, your eye doctor will check for any refractive errors or visual skill deficiencies that may hinder development or learning, and diagnose, manage, and treat eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration that can cause severe vision loss in adults.

Many of these sight-robbing conditions show little to no symptoms until they’ve already caused learning difficulties, significant damage to the eye, and/or irreversible vision loss. Routine eye exams ensure early diagnosis and treatment of these and other conditions.


What to Expect From Your Eye Exam

  • Glasses/contact lens prescription updates

    We'll provide you with an updated prescription so that you can see clearly. Some people require a new prescription every year, whereas others only need a new prescription every 2-3 years.

  • Evaluating your child’s vision for learning

    Conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia, and visual skill deficiencies such as convergence insufficiency can negatively impact your child’s learning.

  • Diagnosis & treatment of eye diseases

    Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy may show no symptoms until it’s too late. The earlier the treatment, the more effective the outcome.

  • Rule out signs of systemic diseases

    Common systemic diseases such as diabetes and stroke can first be detected in the eyes as part of a comprehensive eye exam.


Comprehensive Eye Exams in Colorado Springs

Our optometry practice in Colorado Springs

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- May. 15, 2024
The staff was kind and able to get us in quickly for a same day appointment. Dr. Garwood was great ... with my 6 year old and made her feel comfortable. Dr. Garwood made she to answer all my questions and also made sure my daughter had a chance to ask any questions. Dr. Garwood was very kind and thorough.
- May. 11, 2024
Dr. Garwood at the Woodmen location is the best in the business. Thank you very much for proving sup... erb care and concern for continuation of my long term vision care.
- May. 10, 2024
I highly recommend ABBA Eye care. Our Dr. was thorough and took great care to answer all our questi... ons. My husband has dementia and they made him so comfortable. He loved his appt.
- Apr. 30, 2024
Kind and friendly staff. They work with you to give you the best options.
- Apr. 28, 2024
Good experience for both my husband and I.
- Apr. 24, 2024
Dr. Garwood is a total pro, but can let down and connect about matters other than the shape of your ... eyeball. Thomas took the baton pass from her and got me into a nice pair of Tom Ford's. Our time together wasn't just transactional, but interactional. It all felt nicely human, start to finish.
- Mar. 21, 2024
Dr Mia was everything!!!!! Love! Love! Love! She has incredible bedside manner, she's healthy, happy... and whole. She was compassionate and smart and I look forward to a follow up in three months!!!! Really great! Staff was really great also!!! Thank you ABBA, I care!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Friendly and knowledgeable staff that provided the newest state of the art methods in eye exams.
- Mar. 05, 2024
The Doctors and Staff are always Professional and Kind
- Feb. 27, 2024
Ms. Kerry Garwood is the best! She is so kind, relaxed, caring, and helpful. Thank you so much for e... verything you do. Thank you, too, to the ABBA Eyecare Team in general! 😌
- Feb. 09, 2024
Always the best care and I love going to see my Dr. Garwood
- Feb. 05, 2024
Great eye care and selection of frames
- Feb. 03, 2024
The whole staff made my first trip the eye doctor in years an enjoyable experience!
- Jan. 26, 2024
Besides being an excellent doctor, Dr.Kerry is just such a great person in general. She listens to m... y opinions, and answer all my questions. Always goes above and beyond. The staff is also very friendly attentive making sure that my needs are met.
- Jan. 20, 2024
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- Jan. 19, 2024
Best optometrist I have ever seen and truly a wonderful person. Dr Garwood is the best!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Nice people, professional medical staff, high quality eyewear.
- Jan. 08, 2024
It is still the best vision management experience in Colorado Springs.
- Dec. 26, 2023
Very professional. Quick turn around.
- Dec. 16, 2023
Best place in town for glasses. The staff and Dr. Heck are amazing!

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Comprehensive Eye Exams FAQs

Is a comprehensive eye exam the same as a vision screening?

No. Vision screenings like the one performed for children in school or at optical-only stores only check for 20/20 vision. They do not check for the presence of sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts. They also do not check for visual skill deficiencies such as problems with visual tracking or processing. Comprehensive eye exams are more thorough and use advanced equipment to evaluate your vision and eye health.

How often should I get an eye exam?

Eye doctors usually recommend that you come in for a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. This ensures that your glasses or contact lens prescription stays up to date and that signs and symptoms of developing eye conditions are caught early before they cause lasting damage.

When should I bring my child in for their first comprehensive eye exam?

A child’s first eye exam should take place at age 6 months. It’s important not to delay eye exams for young infants and children as some early eye problems can affect vision for life. Detecting vision problems early can keep a minor issue from becoming something serious (and more challenging to treat).

Want to get your children off to a good start in life? Visit ABBA Eye Care - Woodmen for an eye exam today!


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