Would you like to experience optimal vision all the time? If the answer is yes, as we would expect, that’s one of the reasons why it’s important to have our Spring Valley eye test once per year. Another is that your eye health can hinge on the early detection of eye disease that otherwise would present no obvious symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. At the practice of Glenn Roter, OD, our priority is to stay on top of the issues that typically affect your ocular well-being.
Unless you’re absolutely sure that your vision is the best it can be, you can probably benefit from either a new prescription for corrective eyewear, or an update to the one you have. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia all affect how well you see, and they are related to the shape of your cornea. As that shape continues to become less ideal, the efficiency of how light travels between the cornea and the retina becomes negatively effected, and that means your vision changes for the worse. The difference might be subtle, or more significant, but either way, with our Spring Valley eye test, you’ll be able to have improved vision. Glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts are all eye diseases that can lead to serious consequences that range from obstructed vision to complete loss of vision, and harm to your eyes that includes hemorrhaging of retinal blood vessels and damage to your optic nerve. While these conditions are not curable, with prompt diagnosis and treatment, they are definitely manageable. Even early signs of diabetes and high blood pressure may be evident due to our Spring Valley eye test, giving you a chance to get timely follow-up care.
What’s a good time for you to come in? Reach out to our office to arrange your upcoming visit for a complete annual eye exam.