Programs and Services
Underserved families and poor communities tend to be at a greater risk for uncorrected or undiagnosed eye problems. This is due to limited access to optometry services and lack of understanding on the importance of eye care.
At Hurtt Family Health Clinic, we offer comprehensive eye exams for low income families and individuals in Orange County. Our low cost medical clinic use top quality vision correction tools and advanced technology to help improve your quality of life through better vision.
General Optometry Services
Our low income medical clinic has a team of experienced eyecare professionals who are well adept in delivering top quality optometry services. These services range from vision screening to comprehensive eye exams.
Vision Screening vs. Comprehensive Eye Exam
Vision screening is a short exam performed to check visual acuity. It is not designed to diagnose what’s wrong with your eyes nor is it conducted by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
On the other hand, comprehensive eye exam is one of the healthiest and easiest ways you can do to take care of your eyes and vision. These exams are vital in diagnosing probable or onset of eye problem. In just a short period of time, eye exams offer profound benefits including:
- Identifying potential health risks or health problems
- Establishing a health baseline
- Monitoring of eye or vision changes
- Monitoring of prescription glasses or contact lenses
- Gauging treatment options
If you need any of the services mentioned above, Hurtt Family Health Clinic has medical facilities in Anaheim, Santa Ana and Tustin, as well as medical mobile units. Whether you want to schedule an eye test or need eyewear prescription, our clinics welcome all types of patients including those who are uninsured and underinsured.
When to have your eyes checked?
Regular eye exams are an important step to keep your eyes strong and protected from any diseases. The frequency of eye exam may vary, depending on a person’s age and health condition.
- Children’s eyes should be checked on a regular basis. The recommended vision screening for children ages 3 to 5 is at least once.
- People with diabetes should have annual eye exam
- People who have higher risks of glaucoma should have annual dilated eye exam
Adults are at higher risks of eye diseases as they age. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends for adults ages 40 and above to get eye exam, whether they see signs of eye problems or not.
If you experience any of the following eye problem, be sure to have your eyes checked.
- Decreased vision
- Double vision
- Eye pain or eye strain
- Frequent headaches
- Eye Infection
- Sudden blurry vision
- Circles or halos around lights
- Flashes of light
To learn more about our eye health programs and services, browse the website or call Hurtt Family Health Clinic at (714)247-0300.