Skip to main content

For a list of updated COVID-19 protocols and procedures that we are implementing in our office for your safety as well as the safety of our staff, click here. 

Walter Shurminsky O.D.

Home » Our Eye Care Services » Adult & Pediatric Eye Exams

Adult & Pediatric Eye Exams

Walter Shurminsky O.D. performs a comprehensive eye examination to determine both the health of the eyes as well as to look for adverse affects of systemic ailments. This is done through the utilization of automated and traditional instrumentation. The exam checks internal and external structure of the eyes looking for pathology such as cataracts, glaucoma, or diabetes. Once good health is determined, visual function can then be tested.

An eye exam in Ramsey NJ

No matter what your age, our optometrist recommends having a yearly eye exam. You are never too old or too young!

What happens during the exam?

person having an eye examDuring a comprehensive  eye exam at Walter Shurminsky O.D., your eye doctor will examine you to get  your current prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. He will also examine you for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
In order to do this, an eye exam at our office in Ramsey, NJ, includes a number of tests and procedures to evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.


According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school. This is because approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

child wearing glasses

premature birth
developmental delays
turned or crossed eyes
family history of eye disease
history of eye injury
other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor's instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.


The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don't normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Our optometrist  often recommends more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40 and live in NJ, it's a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.
Contact us today to schedule your next eye exam. Conveniently located in Ramsey, we're just minutes away.