Everyone needs regular eye exams. It’s important for adults to schedule eye exams to monitor their eye health and check for problems. Conditions that are often detected during eye exams include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.
It is important for everyone to make time for routine check ups for their eyes not just to make sure they are seeing well but also to make sure they don’t have any eye disease. This is especially important for those who have a family member that has a family history of eye problems or have higher risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, work conditions or medications. All adults should have their eyes examined every two years, and those with eye or vision issues should visit their optometrist yearly or bi-yearly.
At Dr. William Fleischmann, Optometrist we offer comprehensive exams that cover all aspects of your vision and eye health. We start with questions regarding your daily life and any symptoms you may be experiencing at home or at work. We also take record of your vision, medications, and overall health. Then Dr. Fleischmann performs perform a visual exam to take a look at your eye and eyelids.This is done with instruments that provide magnification and a special light source that allows the doctor to look inside your eye. We even have special cameras that allow us to take pictures inside your eye of the retina and optic nerve, along with a camera that lets us take pictures of the cornea – the front surface of your eyes. Images taken with these cameras help the doctor watch for changes in your eye.
After these tests, we review the results and discuss treatment options or corrective lens choices. Contact us at 916-991-8444 today to schedule your eye exam.