Jody's Optical - Florence
178 Ana Dr
Florence, AL 35630
(behind Shoney's on
Florence Boulevard)
(256) 718-6002

Jody's Optical - Athens
619 U S Hwy 72 W
Athens, AL
(256) 232-7011

Jody's Optical - 
1616 Beltline Rd SW
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 355-9645

A Guide to a Comprehensive Eye Exams

Most people don't know what a complete eye examination includes. Therefore, we have provided a checklist of all the tests we routinely perform during our comprehensive eye exams.

On this page:

Complete Eye Examination Checklist

Eye Care for Children (back to menu)

Jody's Optical has a large selection of children's eyeglasses framesDid you know that school vision screenings fail to detect a visual problem in one of six children with a visual disorder? That's why it is important for all school-age children to have a comprehensive eye examination. As a matter of fact, we suggest that every child have an annual Back to School examination, to be sure that each child starts the school year seeing well.

Also, children do not need to be able to read to have an eye examination. With the diagnostic equipment we have at Jody's Optical, we can examine a child as young as six months of age.

Contact Lens Examination and Care (back to menu)

With the wide selection of contact lenses available today, just about everyone is able to wear contact lenses. However, because of this wide selection of lenses, optometrists must develop the skills and knowledge to select the proper lens for their patients. Contact lenses must fit comfortable on your eyes, provide clear, crisp vision and not compromise the health of your eyes. If a lens doesn't perform to our standards, we will not use it. This is why we continually investigate every new contact lens that becomes available to make sure you get the right contact lens for you.

Every contact lens patient at Jody's Optical receives complete instructions on the proper care and wearing of the lenses, as well as a starter kit containing all of the solutions needed to clean and disinfect the lenses. To insure that your eyes are healthy while wearing lenses, we require several check ups throughout the year. Your contact lens examination fees include all of this follow-up care.

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Eye Care (back to menu)

Computer Vision Syndrome is the term used to describe the visual symptoms associated with prolonged computer use.

  • headaches
  • eyestrain
  • eye fatigue
  • blurred vision
  • dry, burning eyes


  • glare
  • monitor placement
  • screen color

Although no permanent damage occurs while looking at a computer screen, the constant focusing on the screen does cause a lot of stress on your eyes. Our eyes were not designed to stare at a computer screen all day. If you stare at a computer for a large part of your day, you may already notice the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome. As part of our comprehensive eye examination, we will determine if a "computer prescription" will help your eyes perform easier and more efficiently while working on your computer, and thereby reduce your symptoms.

Emergency Eye Care and Treatment of Eye Infections (back to menu)

Hopefully, you will never need this service. However, if you or any member of your family ever develop an infection (such as pink eye), or injure your eye in any way, you can be sure that you will receive the best and most up-to-date treatment possible at Jody's Optical. 

Being certified in Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents means we have undergone extra studies and intensive training to be able to treat all eye infections and injuries.

For serious injuries prior to professional medical care, you should know what to do for yourself or for someone in your care. Click here for First Aid for Eye Emergencies by Prevent Blindness America.

Post-operative Laser Surgery Eye Care (back to menu)

Are you considering laser surgery to eliminate the need for glasses or contacts, we can provide you with an objective assessment of your eyes and help you evaluate the benefits and risks of this surgery.

If you do elect to have surgery, we are certified in all aspects of post-surgical treatment. This means that all of your post-surgery care can be provided right here at Jody's Optical office. You won't need to travel back and forth to any far away surgical center.

Glaucoma Management (back to menu)

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can rob a person of their vision. It is a painless condition that occurs when the fluid pressure inside the eye rises to unsafe levels. A comprehensive eye examination can determine if you have glaucoma.

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