Health Benefits of Comprehensive Eye Exams at Yardley Eye Care in Yardley, PA
Your annual comprehensive eye exam at Yardley Eye Care in Yardley, PA check for more than your visual acuity. Annual eye health exams can detect eye diseases and chronic illnesses before they start negatively impacting your vision and your overall health.
See Clearly with Annual Eye Care Exams
Annual eye care exams are essential for children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens. These exams test your near and distance vision for refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism. If your vision is not 20/20, you will need a prescription for glasses or contacts so that you can see clearly. If you already wear glasses or contacts, annual exams help keep your prescription up-to-date.
Detect Eye Diseases Early With Exams from Our Eye Doctor
Annual eye exams help detect chronic eye diseases, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, cataracts, detached retinas and macular dystrophy. These eye diseases often do not cause any other symptoms than vision loss, which can lead to blindness if the condition is caught in the advanced stages. While you should definitely see an eye doctor anytime you notice changes in your vision, once you lose vision due to an eye disease, that vision is often not recoverable.
Detect Chronic Diseases Early
Annual eye exams can help detect chronic diseases and health problems at extremely early stages. This is because certain diseases can impact the health of your eye, especially if they affect the blood vessels or nervous system. Common diseases detected by eye exams include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and certain types of tumors.
Two other diseases include multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). One of the symptoms of MS is optic neuritis or inflammation of the optic nerve. RA can be detected if an individual has multiple bouts of iritis, which is inflammation of the iris or colored part of the eye.
When to Schedule a Comprehensive Eye Health Exam with our Optometrist
Our optometrist recommends that everyone receive a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. Senior citizens and those with certain eye conditions and/or health problems, like diabetes and high blood pressure, may need more frequent eye exams in order to monitor their vision and eye health.
To schedule your yearly comprehensive eye exam with our eye doctor in Yardley, contact us at 215-369-3937.