At Premier Eye Clinic we stress to our patients the important of regular eye exams. Many serious eye diseases, such as glaucoma, can lead to irreparable damage if not caught in the early stages. The only way to catch glaucoma and other serious diseases is through regular eye exams, as they often do not show symptoms.
During your routine eye exam, your doctor will test your visual acuity and test for diseases and conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, color blindness, and diabetic retinopathy. You will also be tested or retested for refractive error to see if you will need a new eyeglass or contact lens prescription.
Your doctor will discuss their findings with you, concluding the exam. If further attention is needed, you will be scheduled a more detailed follow up exam targeting the specific problem. Our patients use this opportunity to ask any questions concerning their eye health.
How often you schedule your eye exam depends on a number of factors. Those with good eye health should be evaluated every one to two years, while those who have had previous conditions, or existing conditions, should be evaluated more frequently. Because diabetes in the eye (diabetic retinopathy) is common, patients with diabetes will also be asked to return more frequently. Frequency of visits will also be determined by age, family history and medications taken.
It is important to remember that many eye diseases can cause blindness if not caught early. At Premier Eye Clinic, we strive to make our patients feel comfortable while in our office for their exams. Your health and well-being is our number one concern, and we only deliver the most in depth and comprehensive eye exams for our patients.