Don’t take your eyes for granted. Just because you feel fine right now doesn’t mean that you should skip coming in for a yearly eye exam at Eyes On You. The reality is that most eye diseases form and progress silently. That is to say that there are no symptoms for you to notice. So right now, as you’re reading this, you could be letting an eye condition go undiagnosed. By the time you begin to notice signs that could alert you, it is typically when you have already experienced some degree of eye damage or vision loss, either of which might not be reversible. But by getting a checkup once per year from our Rahway eye doctor, you can ensure that any issue is found early on, when the ability to treat and manage it is associated with the highest rate of success.
Of course, an eye exam is also for gauging your current level of vision. Our Rahway eye doctor will determine if you need a new or updated prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses to allow you to enjoy an optimal level of eyesight. But there is no more important aspect to your eyesight than having eyes that are healthy. So, how do we find these indications of eye disease. First, we find out which ones you are most likely to contract. Cataracts and glaucoma are two examples of diseases that can happen to anyone, no matter how young or old you are. As a result, everyone is screened for them. Cataracts, marked by a cloudy film that forms over your eye lenses, are checked for starting with a slit-lamp test. Meanwhile, glaucoma, defined as excessive internal eye pressure, is tested for with tonometry. Additional tests will be conducted as necessary to form a diagnosis. Macular degeneration, which can cause severe vision loss, is applicable to those 40 and older. And diabetic retinopathy, a complication of type one or type two diabetes, is tested for only if you are diabetic to begin with. The appropriate treatment options will be discussed if you have one of these eye diseases. It is our highest goal to tend to the well-being of your eyes. If it’s been at least a year since your last eye exam, please call us today and schedule one.