Why bother to get a comprehensive eye exam every year? After all, you feel perfectly fine and you see okay. Well, at Eye Institute of Essex, we want you to know that most common eye diseases don’t have any symptoms or pain associated with them in their early stages. This means that by the time you notice any signs that concern you, it is probably already an indication that the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. Any eye damage or vision loss that you suffer may not be reversible. So, getting a checkup form our Belleville ophthalmologist annually is absolutely essential to detect any eye diseases early on, before they can cause you major problems. As for your eyesight, just seeing decently should never be good enough. We want you to see your very best. And with the right prescription for corrective lenses, you will.
If you’ve never worn eyeglasses or contact lenses before, this might be the time that you can finally benefit from them. Your vision is always changing and evolving. What was true a year ago might not be the same now. And even if you’ve been wearing prescription lenses for years, you might be able to do a lot better with an updated pair of contacts or glasses. You could be pleasantly surprised at just how sharp and clear your eyesight can be with the proper lenses. And if you need your glasses or contacts for driving or other vital daily tasks, having an up-to-date prescription can make all the difference. Our Belleville ophthalmologist will do a thorough examination, testing your vision up close, at a distance, and from side-to-side (peripheral) in order to determine the most ideal prescription for you.
Glaucoma and cataracts are just two of the eye disease that our Belleville ophthalmologist will screen you for during your exam. Others, including diabetic retinopathy (for those with type one or type two diabetes) and macular degeneration (if you are 40 or older) will be included if they are applicable to you. And there are even health benefits to a comprehensive eye exam that go beyond the well-being of your eyes. The blood vessels in your eyes can also offer valuable clues to indicate high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes. There’s no doubt about it. An eye exam every year makes sense. Call and book yours right now.