Eye and Vision Exams Are Essential to Our Health
We rely on our eyes to see our family members, the world, and to perform daily tasks. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the importance of maintaining good eye health. Routine eye exams are essential to not only promote great vision, but also to detect a range of problems that can negatively affect your health. Here at Monroe Family Eyecare, we urge patients to schedule yearly eye exams with an optometrist.
Importance of Eye Exams and Vision Exams
Optometrists encourage people to have eye and vision exams because they do more than checking vision, they allow an optometrist to detect the warning signs of common health issues related to the eye. Many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts, do not exhibit early symptoms and can significantly impact your vision or health before becoming noticeable. Discovering, preventing, and treating eye diseases can preserve your eyesight and slow or stop the progression of eye disease, several of which have no cure.
What to Expect from an Eye Exam
Our optometrists will conduct a series of tests to check both your eye health and sight. One of the most basic ways we examine vision is through the Snellen eye chart. This part of the exam is when we measure your visual acuity by having you look at a series of letters. If you do not have 20/20 vision, your eye doctor may test for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
We will also take a closer look at your eye to determine if you are suffering from any eye diseases. Depending on our findings, your doctor may recommend corrective eyewear, prescription medicine, or surgery. In some cases, such as diabetes, we may suggest a few lifestyle choices to help improve your eyesight and prevent damage to the eye. We will go over the best treatment option for your needs with you at the end of the exam.
You and Your Family Deserve Great Vision and Eye Health
Preserving your vision and preventing conditions from affecting your eyes are our goals. Here at Monroe Family Eyecare, we strive to provide the best eyecare in the Orange County. Eye exams and vision exams are essential to everyone’s health and well-being. Call (845) 783-1224 or visit us online to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced optometrists.