Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examination
Annual eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not know a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems can help prevent vision loss.
Common Eye Diagnosis
Caring for your vision doesn't begin and end with eyeglasses, contact lenses and corneal modification surgeries like LASIK. There are many other things you can do to maximize and protect the vision you currently have.
Several studies have shown that a diet high in the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin can help slow down the progression of sight-robbing diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts.
In addition, taking steps to prevent visual trauma, like bruises and cuts to the eye, can guard against permanent vision loss. Regular use of eye protection on the job, at home and while playing sports can prevent up to 90 percent of eye injuries.
Other preventable dangers that can build over time include digital eye strain and overexposure to ultraviolet rays. In addition, over 10 million U.S. children suffer from undetected vision problems, even when they pass a school vision screening. These vision problems can negatively affect their school performance.
Our ability to see the world depends on healthy vision. Our eyes are amazingly complex. When everything works as it should, you simply open your eyes and look around. But sometimes our eyesight gets worse.
Millions of Americans have problems with their vision. Often the problem appears as blurry vision, dark spots, or odd changes in what you see. But some eye diseases don't produce any symptoms until they become serious. Some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss, even blindness.
That's why regular, in-person eye exams are so important. Many sight-threatening diseases can be cured or slowed if caught early enough. And many common vision problems can be easily corrected, once they are discovered.
An essential component of healthy vision is a yearly comprehensive eye examination. We can detect and treat problems and conditions of the eye and can help you get the most from your vision. They can also diagnose systemic health problems that require treatment by your primary care physician like such as diabetes and high blood pressure.