No matter your age, having a regular routine eye exam is vital to preserving your vision and maintaining the health of your eyes!
A comprehensive eye examination includes a variety of assessments and diagnostic procedures to evaluate the quality of your vision and the overall health of your eyes. While everyone wants a great result (i.e. “Your eyes look great and your vision is 20/20! See you again next year!), the exam is also important to identify any issues or concerns early and provide options to help you have the best possible eye health and vision. Many people may simply need eyeglasses or want contact lenses to help improve everyday vision. Others may need advanced medical or surgical care to address potentially sight-threatening conditions.
Because your vision and eye health are so important, we recommend having a regular eye exam to stay updated on your overall eye health and vision. Keep reading to find out why you need to have regular eye exams!
The Common Eye Examination
For many people, an eye exam is what we do to get glasses or contact lenses so we can see better! We’ve all heard of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and the always confusing “astigmatism!” These “refractive errors” just mean your eyes are not focusing sharply to see things clearly. So, your eyes may need some help improving your focusing ability-typically by getting eyeglasses or contact lenses. But there is a lot more to an eye exam than just new glasses or contacts!
Detecting Eye Diseases Early
Your vision can change over time as a normal part of the aging process. There are also many eye diseases that can rob you of your sight over time. These might include glaucoma, diabetic eye diseases, macular degeneration, and/or cataracts. In many cases, such diseases may not have significant or obvious symptoms initially making it hard for you to recognize or identify them early.
Flashes, floaters, double vision, increased sensitivity to light, halos, glare, eye pain, and other symptoms can make seeing difficult too. They also lower the quality of your life. And, they could be the early warning signs of a serious eye disease or health condition. During your eye examination, your eye doctor will assess your overall eye health to identify any early signs of eye disease or other conditions that put your vision or eye health at risk. Having a regular eye exam is an important part of your overall health care plan!
Get Your Comprehensive Eye Exam
A regular eye examination helps protect your vision and eye health. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of doctors at Morganton Eye is ready to assist you with all your eye care needs.
Ready to see a doctor for your regular eye examination? Schedule your eye exam with one of our doctors at Morganton Eye today!