Comprehensive eye testing includes a vision screening as well as one for common eye diseases. Here at Eye Institute of Essex, it is our priority to keep your eyes healthy and your vision at the highest level possible with correction.
Your vision needs evolve. Some people make it many years and never need any help with their vision, while others get corrective eyewear early on in life. Either way, circumstances can change. Vision does not get better on its own, however. It gets better with eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you have existing prescription eyewear, you may need an update to account for the difference between your vision when you got them and your vision now. And if you have not worn glasses or contacts in the past, this could be the ideal time to begin. This may mean that our optometrist in Kearny provides you with correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, or some combination of them. The other reason for comprehensive eye testing is to diagnose glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy before they can result in damage to your eyes or vision loss to any degree. Those outcomes are often irreversible, and there are typically no symptoms to observe in the early stages of such eye diseases. Fortunately, our optometrist in Kearny can diagnose them promptly so that treatment can begin before there is any appreciable harm. Eye diseases are not always curable, but they can always be managed, with the goal being to retain the most vision possible in spite of them. There are even benefits beyond your eye health, because your retinal blood vessels cab reveal the first signs of diabetes and high blood pressure.
Reach out to our office today and let us book you for an appointment to come in and be examined by our optometrist in Kearny.