Comprehensive Eye Care
The goal of comprehensive eye care is to keep you seeing well. To maintain good vision and to keep your eyes healthy, it is important to have your eyes examined every one to two years. At your exam your vision will be checked and you will be screened for eye diseases and other vision disorders.
Signs that You May Need an Eye Exam:
- Arms are suddenly "too short," i.e., need to hold the newspaper or other reading material far away
- Unusual difficulty adjusting to dark rooms
- Difficulty focusing on close or distant objects
- Unusual sensitivity to light or glare
- Change in the color of the iris
- Red-rimmed, encrusted, or swollen lids
- Recurrent pain in or around the eyes
- Double vision
- Dark spot at the center of vision
- Lines and straight edges appear wavy or distorted
- Excess tearing or watery eyes
- Dry eyes with itching or burning
- Seeing spots or ghost-like images
People with diabetes or a family history of eye disease should have their eyes examined at least once a year. Diabetes in particular can lead to very serious eye complications. Certain professions require eye exams - pilots and military personnel, among others.
Diagnosis of eye disorders is initially based on the symptoms that a person is experiencing, the appearance of the eyes, and the results of an examination. It is important to know that certain eye diseases do not have symptoms. That is why seeing your eye doctor regularly is crucial.