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What is Optometry?

Optometry is health care relating to your eyes and vision. In some cases, an eye exam can be life-saving. Some health conditions can be visible in the eyes. Illnesses that can be detected during an eye exam include:

  • Potential stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Some cancers
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Dr. Clarissa Lewis, OD, is accepting new patients at Amoskeag Health Optometry and would be happy to see any patient of any age. If needed, children can qualify for a free pair of eyeglasses. Dr. Lewis will evaluate your eye and vision health and may recommend a glasses or contact lens prescription. Please call 603-626-9500 to schedule an appointment with Amoskeag Health Optometry. 

Types of Eye Exams

The Diabetic Eye Exam

As part of a Diabetic Eye exam, you will have medicated eye drops used to widen your pupils. Using a special magnifying lens, the eye doctor will be able to view the entire inside of your eye, looking for any changes that might develop from Diabetes and other conditions.

The Pediatric Eye Exam

Annual Eye exams for children five years and older can be used to prevent permanent changes in vision. If needed, the patient may be referred to a Pediatric specialist to provide further evaluation and testing.

Acute Eye Exam

These exams are for patients five years or older who have acute eye issues. These can be made for same-day or scheduled appointments based on conditions such as: infections, sudden changes in vision, or injuries – but not for glasses.

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