Even if you do not currently wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses it is very important that you have comprehensive eye exams on a regular basis. This is because there are many eye diseases and disorders that can be present in your eyes without you even knowing it. There are many serious eye diseases that show no symptoms in the early stages; or else the symptoms are so slight that you do not notice them. For example, a patient can have glaucoma and not even know it. If glaucoma is allowed to advance to the point where permanent damage is done, this damage can never be reversed. However, if our ophthalmologist is able to perform a comprehensive eye exam and diagnose glaucoma early, before any damage has occurred, you will be able to live your life with full vision. This is but one reason why comprehensive eye exams are so important. If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our fine ophthalmologists or optometrists, contact our Belleville ophthalmology office.
At the Eye Institute of Essex, we are very happy to have expert ophthalmologists and optometrists on staff. Our ophthalmologists are Dr. Philip N. Eichler, Dr. Joel D. Eichler, and Dr. Dominic Benedetto. Our top-notch optometrists are Dr. Simki Shah and Dr. Kyle Bensinger. All of our eye doctors are available for comprehensive eye exams and contact lens exams and fittings. Our comprehensive eye exams will check for any refractive errors as well as any eye diseases or disorders. During the first part of your eye exam at our Belleville ophthalmology office, our eye doctor will check to make sure that you do not have any refractive vision problems. If it is determined that you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, our eye doctor will be able to write a lens prescription for you so that you will be able to see clearly and crisply once again.
During the second part of our eye exam at our ophthalmology office, your eyes will be thoroughly examined to make sure they are healthy and disease free. You will have a full slit lamp examination, a dilated eye exam, and glaucoma screening. We will also perform other computerized test to make sure that your eyes are healthy. During the exam we will screen for many eye diseases including: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. After our eye exam you can be confident that your eyes are being expertly taken care of and that any eye problems have been diagnosed. For an appointment to see one of our fine eye doctors contact our Belleville ophthalmology office today.