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Envision Optique
Dr. Michael R. Obregon
Optometric Physician

We are located in the heart of Coral Gables, 3 blocks south of
Miracle Mile - facing the circle park

Our staff members speak English, French and Spanish

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

exam room2Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams.

During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and 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.

Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess yourHelp your child choose eyewear risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.

Children. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. 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 every year throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • 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.

Adults. 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 year. Doctors often recommend 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, 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.

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March 26, 2020

To our Patients and Customers,

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, and in order to ensure the safety of our staff and our patients, we have closed the office for the time being. We are following shelter-in-place guidelines from local government and hope to reopen soon.

We value all of our patients and regret the inconvenience this may cause. This is a temporary situation, but is difficult to estimate when things will be back to normal. We will be back, fully operational and ready to serve your eyecare needs as soon as we are advised it is safe for everyone.

For your convenience contact lens ordering is available through this website, with direct shipping to your home. Please click on “Ordering Contacts”, then follow the prompts to request to be registered. Once ordered through our distributor, all valid prescriptions are usually shipped the next business day. Please also be sure to check the website periodically, where we will post the latest updates to our scheduling.

For any eye emergency situations, please contact Dr Aran and Associates at (305) 442-2020. Also, alternately, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Emergency Department hotline is (305) 326-6170.

If you think you have been exposed to coronavirus/COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, joint pain and headache, or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider without delay for medical advice.

Please stay safe, and keep informed as to the latest updates.

Dr. Michael Obregon & Staff

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