There are two very good reasons why you should schedule comprehensive eye exams at our Belleville ophthalmologist office once per year. First is to check your eyesight to determine if you are seeing the best that you can. And the second is to screen you for the most common eye diseases. Here at Eye Institute of Essex, it is our commitment to take care of the well-being of your eyes and your optimal vision.
Do you currently wear eyeglasses or contact lenses? If so, you know the value they bring in terms of giving you sharp and clear vision. But one prescription is typically not going to last a lifetime. Your eyesight needs change over time, and so too must your prescription. A comprehensive eye exam annually at our Belleville ophthalmologist office will determine if you need your corrective lenses updated to reflect your most current needs. Be sure to bring your contacts or glasses with you so that you can be tested both with and without them.
And if you’ve never worn prescription lenses before, maybe this is the year when you could take advantage of them. Have you been squinting or struggling to see things up close, at a distance, or both? Even if you think you’re seeing fine, our Belleville ophthalmologist office thinks that fine shouldn’t be good enough. We want you to have the absolute best vision you can achieve. Our eye doctor will conduct various tests to gauge how well you’re seeing right now, and to zero in on the right prescription for you if you do need one.
You might be thinking there is no need to have an eye exam to test for eye diseases because you have no symptoms. The only problem is that most common eye diseases don’t present any signs to alert you; at least not until they have reached an advanced stage. And by that point, you may have already suffered a degree of vision loss or eye damage that is not reversible. The best way to stay on top of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other conditions is to have an annual exam at our Belleville ophthalmologist office.