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Eye Exams

Eye exams aren't just crucial to your sight. They can also lead to the early diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.

At Pearl Street Eye, we are proud to provide comprehensive eye exams and eye disease screenings.

If you or your family need a vision test or eye care, see Dr. Stanley Cushing or  Dr. Justin Coco in Boulder, CO.

How Often Should I Get An Eye Exam?

Patients of all ages should attend routine eye exams. However, the recommended frequency can vary. The general eye exam timing ranges are:

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Ages 6-18

Every Year

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Ages 19-64

Every One to Two Years

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Ages 65+

Every Year

What Do Our Eye Doctors Screen for During Your Eye Exam?

There are many forms of eye disease that can impact your vision health. If we do notice something during your exam, our next step will be determining a plan to help. The diseases we screen for include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Keratoconus
  • Cataracts
  • Dry Eye

In About an Hour You Can Find Better Vision

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Typically, each eye exam will take about an hour. This allows us to thoroughly examine your eyes for any possible changes or conditions. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes early for your exam, especially if you are a new patient and need to fill out paperwork.

Don't Put Off Your Eye Exam Our Team Makes It Easy for You to Have Healthy Vision

We encourage you to visit us for your vision test and eye screening.

We won't judge you if you haven't been to an eye exam recently. Many patients have experienced a gap in their eye exams.

Now, you've found an understanding team who's ready to help. We're thankful for the opportunity to help you see clearly again.

Even if you have perfect vision and perfect eye health, you will have strong peace of mind after your appointment.

To begin, contact us or call:

(303) 442-6260

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Dr. Cushing or Dr. Coco and the welcoming team at Pearl Street Eye provide judgement-free vision care.

"I have never been happier with an eye exam." Reviews From Our Boulder, CO, Patients


Alison Blockwick


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Okay guys, here's the deal. Save yourself some time and potentially some parking lot tears and just go here to begin with. The staff is amazing-super friendly, genuine, authentic & funny- the selection is great. They just made everything really easy, and I think a lot of us can agree that we need a little more of "really easy" in our lives. So if you're looking or wondering where to go, or what to do, or how the hell you're supposed to make time in your life to go take care of your eyes and get some glasses ... Shh, just listen. Trust me. Go here. Do it. You won't regret it.

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Henry Ragland


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I truly enjoyed my eye exam with Dr. Cushing.

I have never been happier with an eye exam than the one I had with him.

He nailed my contact lens prescription.

I will definitely be referring all my friends to Pearl Street Eye.

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You May Already Be Experiencing Signs That You Need a New Prescription

When you have constant headaches or trouble reading your screen, your eyes may be telling you that you are overdue for your next exam at Pearl Street Eye. Some of the main signs that you need to update your vision prescription include:

See How Astigmatism Affects the Eye

Astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the curve of your eye. This curve impacts how your eye catches and reflects light — a crucial part of vision processing.

Different Types of Worsening Vision And How We Treat Them

​What If I Have Myopia or Hyperopia?

Patients with near-sightedness or far-sightedness alone typically have the simplest vision correction options. If you have myopia or hyperopia, we can improve your vision with traditional contacts or glasses.

For those with stable prescriptions, LASIK may be an option. Our optometrists and ophthalmologist can guide you through your eye care options so that you can decide which is best for you.

What If I Have Astigmatism?

If you have astigmatism, then your case may be a bit more complex. Still, we can account for the curvature in your eye using contacts or glasses with special cylindrical lenses. 

For some patients, refractive surgery like LASIK is also an effective way to improve their eyesight. Dr. Coco performs this procedure, and can determine if you're a good candidate.

What If I Have Presbyopia?

With presbyopia, your vision worsens due to aging and a decrease in lens elasticity. Presbyopia will make it harder to see objects located close to you. This is why so many adults need reading glasses as they reach middle age or their senior years.

Fortunately, our eye doctors can treat presbyopia with a pair of glasses or contact lenses customized to fit your prescription. Even if you do not notice changes in your vision, it's important to visit us as you age, because you may be more likely to experience eye diseases like glaucoma.

A Sneak Peak Of What Your Comprehensive Eye Exam May Look Like

Colorado patients see clearer thanks to Pearl Street Eye.
Colorado patients see clearer thanks to Pearl Street Eye.


Our friendly Boulder, CO, team takes pride in making our patients feel welcome and informed.

We will greet you when you arrive. If you are a new patient or your insurance has changed, we may give you forms to fill out.

Medical History

Your medical history can inform your treatment, especially if you have diabetes, which can result in diabetic retinopathy. We will review this history and will likely ask about any medications you take.

Vision Tests

Using tests like the Snellen Chart (the official name for an eye chart), we will assess your vision.

If you have chosen a contact lens exam, we will give you a pair of contacts in your new prescription. Then, we will see how they sit in your eye. We will also ask about how they feel and test your eyesight one last time to make sure that you feel comfortable with your contacts.

Eye Health Tests

We will also conduct ocular tests and eye disease screenings to ensure that your eyes are healthy. Our Boulder optometrists and ophthalmologist will check your eye pressure, which can help us detect eye concerns. 

Ordering Contacts

After your appointment, you can order contacts directly from Pearl Street Eye.

If we do not have them in stock, we can easily order them for you.

The Importance of Eye Exams
For Children

Changes in eyesight can manifest differently in kids. Children may have trouble paying attention, or complain of headaches.  Some children may seem to have trouble in school, when really, they just need a pair of glasses.

It can be tricky to know when children are experiencing worsening vision. Fortunately, you can prevent this problem by knowing the signs — and visiting us for regular eye exams.

You can trust our friendly team to make your family feel welcomed and well taken care of during each visit.

"Excellent clinic for children." Why Boulder, CO, Trusts Us to Care for Their Families


Sarah Owens


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Excellent clinic for children.

We have twins with autism which can make medical appointments challenging. Our boys were nervous but the nurses and doctor were supportive and flexible.

They all really went above and beyond to help our boys. Our doctor discussed the plan of care for our boys and answered all of our questions.

They are affiliated with Children’s. Their clinic is close to home, easy front row parking, a children’s took care of all the paperwork. 10/10.

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Eyal Levy


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I love Pearl St Eye and its staff. They are incredibly kind and courteous and do everything to make their patients feel comfortable, and to help them receive the glasses most suitable to them. I went to Pearl St Eye very soon before deployment looking for a good pair of glasses that would also be sturdy and last me a while. In addition, I needed an extra pair which I could to take into the field and never have to worry about breaking. The specialists at Pearl made sure I got everything I needed and more. I've continued to rely on them even after having made my jump across the pond and will likely go back to Pearl after I finish up my tour to talk about PRK, and my options regarding correcting my vision.

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See a Team Your Whole Family Can Trust At Pearl Street Eye

Dr. Cushing and Dr. Coco are proud to help Colorado patients of all ages achieve healthy vision. Whether you are searching for help for yourself or for your whole family, our team is happy to welcome you to Pearl Street Eye.

Our friendly staff can make sure that your children are comfortable and as stress-free as possible during their eye exams. That way, they can go back to playing, having fun, and most importantly, seeing clearly.

To learn more about how we tailor our eye exams to our patients' needs, contact our Boulder, CO, office. You can also call us at:

(303) 442-6260

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Stop stressing about your family's yearly eye exams. Visit us in Boulder for vibrant vision.

Which Option Is Better Contact Lenses or Glasses?

There is no one-size-fits all answer. Generally, the decision to choose contacts or glasses will depend on a few factors, like:

Want Clear Vision Without Corrective Lenses? We Offer Laser Eye Surgery Treatments

If you have a stable vision prescription, you may be a candidate for LASIK and PRK.

LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusisis, is a type of laser eye surgery that can correct your vision for years to come by changing the shape of your cornea.

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a similar surgery that corrects refractive errors in your eye.

Whether you are near-sighted, far-sighted, or have astigmatism, it is possible that you may be able to ditch your glasses and contacts in favor of laser vision correction.

We can assess your options at our Boulder office and possibly plan your laser eye treatment with Dr. Coco.

"The staff at this office are exceptional." What Boulder, CO, Patients Think About Our Team


Kate Brown


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The staff at this office are exceptional.

Everyone is nice, friendly and helpful and it's always a pleasant experience.

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Thomas J. Salter


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I have always received wonderful care at Pearl Street Eye! Dr.s Tripp and staff have always been friendly, courteous, and informative...I highly recommend them based on my experience!

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Pearl Street Eye

The team at Pearl Street Eye in Boulder, CO, combines cutting-edge technology with a genuine commitment to patients' health. Drs. Stanley Cushing and  Justin Coco, have in-depth experience and are members of the:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology™
  • American Osteopathic Association®
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery®
  • American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Optometric Association

Are you due for an eye exam or worried about your vision? Request a consultation or call our practice today at (303) 442-6260.

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