If you have been putting that eye exam off month after month, don’t delay. Eye exams are important. Your eyes and your eyesight are precious. In particular, people with excellent vision don’t think they really need an eye exam every year. However, an eye exam is about much more than just your vision, it is about the overall health of your eyes. Fortunately for southwest Floridians, you have access to Elmquist Eye Group, the best eye doctors in the USA. Our doctors will give you three reasons why you should schedule an eye exam with us today.
In an annual eye exam, we can detect changes in your eyes that are causing changes in your vision. We can correct all types of refractive error – nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism – with an eyeglass or contact prescription. We treat amblyopia, where one eye might need a higher correction than the other due to the eyes being misaligned. Our expert surgeons can perform corrective laser surgery, too.
In the exam, we look for “teaming”, meaning signs that your eyes are working together. If they don’t, you might be suffering eye strain or headaches. Your kids might be struggling to focus when reading and this might be causing school performance problems. Given the amount of screen time we all have these days, our doctors are seeing more nearsightedness in patients, at an earlier age.
Millions of Americans have glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye diseases commonly seen in aging adults. Nearly 25 million US adults have cataracts; with annual eye exams, we can monitor and assess your cataract progression and tell you when it is time for surgery.
Most of these eye diseases have no early warning signs or symptoms. Sadly, by the time a person notices a vision change, the disease may be advanced.
Other Health Issues
Many other health issues are often first detected in an eye exam. The small structures of the eye, including the retina and surrounding blood vessels, are very delicate and often show damage earlier than in other parts of the body. For example, diabetic retinopathy is often detected early on, sometimes before the patient even knows he or she has diabetes. Our excellent Elmquist physicians also often see signs of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even some cancers. Adults age 18 to 60 should definitely have an eye exam at least every two years. If you’re over 60, we recommend an eye exam every year.
If you haven’t had an eye exam in a while, it’s time to call Elmquist Eye Group, the best eye doctors in the USA. We’ve been treating southwest Florida eyes for decades and we want you to be our next patient.