Comprehensive Annual Eye Exams
|Regular eye exams are an important tool
in eye health for detecting and preventing eye diseases and evaluating
the overall health of the patient. Some diseases, such as glaucoma,
develop gradually without symptoms or vision loss, so patients may not
notice that anything is wrong until significant and irreversible damage
has been done. Early detection of eye diseases allows for a better choice
of treatment options and a reduced risk of permanent damage.
|Regularly Scheduled Comprehensive Eye Exams
Patients should schedule a comprehensive eye exam every year.
Children should also have annual eye exams to ensure proper development
of their vision and prevent any interference with academic achievement.
Older adults are often at a higher risk for eye conditions such as
glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Even if your eyes are
healthy, a regular eye exam will allow the doctor to view the blood
vessels in the back of the eye. With information obtained during an
examination of the eyes, our doctors have been able to detect chronic
conditions such as cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The
early detection of these conditions can lead to early treatment.
The Comprehensive Eye Exam
An eye exam is different than a vision screening, which only tests
visual acuity, and is commonly performed by a school nurse or other
health care provider. Only your eye doctor can perform a comprehensive
eye exam to evaluate the overall health of your eyes and detect any
changes that may indicate a vision disorder.
|In addition to caring for your vision and the health of your eyes, we make a special effort to explain your condition to you in clear language and
encourage you to ask questions. We value our relationship with you and look forward to helping you maintain good vision and healthy eyes.
We are available, should an
emergency or urgent situation arise. Simply call our office and our
doctor on call
will assess your situation. If you cannot reach
us, please call 911 and follow the instructions you are given or
go to the nearest hospital emergency room.