Annual eye examinations are important for several reasons. First of all, we want to do a thorough examination to ensure your eyes are healthy. We also want to look for any problems to catch them before you even have any symptoms.
Some conditions we often detect are glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. The sooner we discover these problems, the easier treating them will be. Early detection also gives us the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms, including vision loss.
During an examination we go over your history. We also discuss your daily life and any problems you may be having. It is important to let us know all of the medications you are on before we start the examination.
Then one of our doctors will perform a thorough examination of your eyes, eyelids, and inner eyes, using magnification and light. We also test your eye pressure to help identify glaucoma.
Contact us today if you would like to schedule an annual examination.