As you’re planning out your year, have you added an annual eye exam to the list? Many people choose to see their eye doctors only when they are dealing with conditions like infections, vision loss, and other ailments. Yet establishing a routine exam each year can be very beneficial to your eye health, including:
Updating your lens prescription
If you’re someone new to glasses and contact lenses, your eye exam is the perfect entry to better vision by determining the right lens prescription you need. For those who already have corrective lenses, a annual eye exam with an optometrist can ensure that your prescription is up to date.
Detecting unknown conditions
As mentioned, people visit an eye doctor if they suspect that they have an eye condition. However, some conditions can begin with no symptoms at all. Dr. Chao Li, a CEENTA ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon who joined our SouthPark office on Aug. 30th, describes some of these ailments. “These conditions include glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. By visiting your eye doctor at least once a year, they can diagnose many of these conditions so that you can get a head start on treatment with one of our surgeons and specialists.”
Connecting your eye health to preexisting conditions
Blurry vision does not just occur due to aging. Many illnesses, diseases, and preexisting conditions can lead to gradual vision loss, such as diabetes, liver disease, high blood pressure, and autoimmune disorders. If you currently have these conditions, it is important to see an eye doctor to evaluate how your vision may be affected.
Eye exams are not just for finding treatments to eye conditions, they can be a preventative measure to keep your vision in top shape. At CEENTA, our optometrists offer routine eye exams to update your lens prescription and lead you to a better path for your eye care by referring you to ophthalmologists and surgeons for your conditions. Schedule your next eye exam at CEENTA at one of our nearly twenty offices in the Carolinas.
This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. New patients can make appointments online with our eye doctors in North and South Carolina. Current patients can also make appointments through myCEENTAchart with physicians they have already seen.