Eye Health and Wellness
The importance of an eye exam goes beyond seeing 20/20. In addition to finding the prescription that allows you to see your best, we do a full assessment of the health of your eyes. This includes an external evaluation of the eyelids, eyelashes, tear film, conjunctiva, and cornea. Your eye pressure is checked to screen for glaucoma. We also perform regular dilated exams to evaluate the health of the optic nerve, macula, and retina. Some eye diseases and complications have no immediate signs or symptoms. A dilated exam helps us to check for these problems and intervene as early as possible in the event that a problem is found.
Annual Diabetic Eye Exams
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, including borderline diabetes, it is imperative that you have an annual dilated eye exam. Diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the back of the eye that provide nutrients to the retina. High blood sugar can make these blood vessels become fragile and leak fluids. If left unchecked, these leaked fluids can ultimately lead to vision loss or blindness. In the early stages, these events may not cause any symptoms. An annual dilated exam allows us to monitor these blood vessels and intervene at the earliest possible time in the event that diabetic retinopathy occurs. We will also communicate our findings to your doctor so that you and your doctor can make adjustments to your treatment to gain better blood sugar control.
Infant and Pediatric Eye Exams
We recommend that babies should have their first eye exam between 6 to 12 months, even if there are no apparent problems. We can assess any excessive amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, uneven prescriptions between the two eyes, eye movement and alignment, and the health of your baby’s eyes. Eye and vision problems are not common at this young age, however, it is easier to correct problems if they are detected early.
Refraction for Eyeglass Prescriptions
Having the correct glasses prescription can have a great impact on the quality of your life. We will strive to provide you with the best correction possible. This includes recommendations for lens treatments that will complement your occupation, hobbies, and lifestyle.