Many people are aware that our eye exam in Sparta done once per year is an important part of ensuring optimal vision. But less known is how essential eye disease testing is as a part of an annual checkup here at Sparta Eye Associates. In order to maintain the best vision possible as well as healthy eyes, you should be screened for common eye diseases, even if you feel perfectly fine. These diseases do not have any clear symptoms to alert you to their presence until they have reached an advanced stage. And by then, you will likely have already suffered some loss of vision or damage to your eyes, either of which might not be reversible.
Both components of our eye exam in Sparta are necessary. First, you will be checked to determine how well you are seeing at all distances, as well as from side-to-side (peripheral vision). All of this is done in an effort to find out if you need corrective lenses. Or if you already wear them, an update to your prescription could be just what you require to go from adequate to outstanding vision. Your eyesight is always undergoing changes, and keeping your glasses or contacts in sync with those change will keep you seeing as sharply and with as much clarity as you can. Glaucoma and cataracts are both conditions that can form and progress in anyone, no matter age or medical history. Others, such as macular degeneration, are only a concern after the age of 40. And if you are either a type one or type two diabetic, you will also be screened for diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, there are treatments and/or management options for each of these diseases. And the earlier they are diagnosed, the more likely you that the best outcomes will occur.
Our eye exam in Sparta is a simple, safe, and painless way to ensure that the well-being of your eyes is being managed, and that your vision is at its highest possible level. Call us and schedule yours.