The first thought that usually comes to mind when one thinks about eye exams is getting evaluated for prescription eyeglasses. However, there are many other reasons to get an eye exams. Everyone should get regular comprehensive eye exams even if there are no noticeable vision problems. If you’re due for an exam, please contact Optical Outlets to book an appointment with our expert 33837 eye doctor.
A Comprehensive eye exam is a very essential tool used by an experienced 33837 eye doctor like ours at Optical Outlets to get a clear picture of the patient’s overall eye health and wellness. Assessing for refractive errors and determining if the person needs eyeglasses is only part of the exam; there is much more to it. A patient can have no noticeable vision problems and can still have a very serious eye disease or condition. There are several serious eye diseases and conditions that have no symptoms in the initial stages. Once symptoms become obvious, the patient is at risk for vision loss and in some cases, even complete blindness. The only way to detect these eye diseases and conditions early enough is to get regular comprehensive eye exams. When the optometrist sees the patient often enough, he is able to detect eye diseases and conditions early which allows for early treatment and gives the patient the best possible outcome. Comprehensive eye exams also allow the eye doctor to detect signs of non-eye related illness such as diabetes and high cholesterol. Sometimes the eye doctor is the first person to detect them. If the eye doctor detects general health issues during the eye exam, he would refer the patient to a specialist who would do further evaluation and would provide the treatment plan. The optometrist’s eye test and findings, however, would have played an important role in the patient’s ability to receive early treatment.
If you’re due for your comprehensive eye exam, don’t wait. Contact Optical Outlets today so we can schedule your appointment with our expert 33837 eye doctor.