Quality medical care is a high priority for many people. We make a point to have regular checkups and visit our primary health care provider during times when we don't feel well. But not everyone gives the same kind of attention to their eyecare. Going to the eye doctor isn't just for when you notice significant differences in your vision. A comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist is recommended every year. This isn't just to double-check your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. It is also to check on various eye health conditions that can sneak up on a person unexpectedly such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more.
When you go to the eye doctor, your first step is to have a comprehensive eye exam to determine potential issues of your vision and overall eye health. Once we at Legacy Eye Care have a specific idea of the challenges you face, we can help you get the services you need to see your best.
Comprehensive eye exams are what is needed if you need an eye health evaluation and are considering glasses. This is not the only kind of exam available, however. A separate contact lens can be done if you wish to wear contacts some or all of the time. Some people have a hard time with traditional contacts, but may be able to wear specialty contacts. Our optometrist will assess your condition to determine the type of contact lenses that suit you best.
If your comprehensive exam reveals that you have diabetes, cataracts, or glaucoma, we can help you obtain the treatment you need to manage these conditions and slow their progression. If left unaddressed, these conditions can lead to vision loss.
If you spend a lot of time looking into digital screens, it can take a toll on your eyes. Special lens coatings, as well as some eye exercises, will help you minimize the effects of digital eye strain and allow you to continue seeing your best, even when you must spend extended periods behind a computer monitor or other screen.
If you are an athlete, your vision becomes a tool for your sport. Much like your jump shot or your ability to throw a runner out, your vision is a skill that can be developed. At Legacy Eye Care, our optometrist will ensure you can see as clearly as possible.
For more information on our eye care services or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call Legacy Eye Care today or request an appointment online.