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Visit Bergus Optometric located in Taunton, MA and let our licensed optometrists provide you with quality eye care services. Read about some of the frequent questions our customers have for us.


What to expect at your eye exam:


You should never be kept in the dark about the health of your eyes and your vision. Yearly eye exams may last up to an hour or more depending on your individual needs and usually involve a variety of tests to make sure everything is looking great. The experienced eye care team will do everything they can to make the process effortless and eye opening.

  • Ask your questions to get to know you, your eyes and your lifestyle better

  • Check your overall vision, color vision, depth perception and general eye health

  • Look for any indicators of potential vision problems

  • Dilate (temporarily enlarge) your pupils to see as much of your eye as possible, if needed

  • Dilated eyes are more sensitive to sunlight. Bring sunglasses to your eye exam.

  • Use an ophthalmoscope to illuminate and magnify the interior of your eye, a way to detect such conditions as cataracts, diabetes or hypertension

  • Perform a visual acuity test (reading letters on the eye chart) – the smaller the letters you can read, the better your visual acuity

  • Provide the option to use a digital retinal exam such as Optomap® to gain an incredible 200-degree view of your eye’s retina (the back of the eye). This improved scope aids your optometrist in diagnosis and prevention of various eye conditions and diseases, including macular degeneration, glaucoma and more

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How often should I have an eye exam?

  • It is recommended that you have your eyes examined at least once every year. Annual exams make for clearer vision and healthier eyes

  • Not only should you be monitoring your vision numbers and updating your prescription - you should also be considering your fix of eye diseases

  • People commonly fail to diagnose their eye problems until after they start to experience vision damage. Don't wait - it is highly important that you always stay up-to-date and on top of any eye problems you may experience

What preventative measures can I take to maintain clearer, healthier vision?

  • Take frequent breaks from staring, if tasks in your daily life require it. (i.e. note-taking during classes)

  • Look up and away from extended computer work

  • Don't hold reading material too close to your face

  • Make sure that you are always wearing the correct prescription

What causes cataracts?

  • Cataracts are largely an age-related condition - however, there are many factors that can contribute to early onset of cataracts symptoms. Smoking and ultraviolet light exposure also have added negative effects

When should I schedule my child's first eye exam?

  • First basic exam - This should be scheduled at 12 months of age to ensure proper development and to rule out any birth-related issues

  • First comprehensive exam - 3.5 years of age

  • Routine exams - Before kindergarten and every year thereafter