The best way to protect your vision is with a yearly eye exam. Patients should see their doctor for a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to three years, depending on age, risk of disease and overall health condition.
A dilated exam will allow the doctor to evaluate the optic nerve and the retina located in the back of the eye. You may want to consider making transportation arrangements, as your vision may be blurry for a few hours after dilating.
Regular eye exams are vital in evaluating and maintaining the health of your eyes by detecting, preventing and treating vision disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia.
During our comprehensive dilated exams we screen for eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. These eye diseases can slowly develop without any noticeable symptoms, pain or immediate vision loss. Serious progressive vision loss can result if not detected and treated early. Patients with a family history of glaucoma and diabetes should have a yearly dilated eye exam.
At the conclusion of your eye examination, you and your doctor will discuss the results of all testing, including an assessment of your vision, your risk of eye disease and preventive measures you can take to protect your eyesight. A prescription for eyeglasses will be provided, if necessary. A treatment plan will be discussed along with any followup visits or additional testing.