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Maintaining good eye health is important and should be an integral part of your healthcare regimen. It’s easy to forego getting eye examinations on a regular basis, but having healthy eyes is more crucial than you may think. There are a number of symptoms that are not visible to the naked eye. Vision problems can become worse if they are not properly diagnosed and getting the required treatment can make a significant difference.
Getting your eyes checked at least once a year, or every other year is vital. Eye disease can go on for years, which could cause serious problems over time. When you suffer from poor vision, it affects your learning and development process. An optometrist will not only check your eye health, but also look for conditions such as astigmatism, near or farsightedness to make sure your eyes are in their best condition.
A thorough vision exam starts with a consultation with the optometrist. You will be able to describe your symptoms, discuss any inconsistencies in your vision, family history, underlying conditions, medications and how they may be affecting you. The assessment process will help your optometrist diagnose any problems and offer recommendations along with solutions that are beneficial to you and your eye health.
A series of tests that must take place for the optometrist before an eye physician can properly determine the health of your eyes and vision. There will be a test to assess the physical quality of your eye function. Another portion of the eye exam is conducted to assess the overall health of your vision. This is done by using a bright light to see the internal structure. This will give the optometrist a clear picture of where your eyes stand in terms of health and vision, and will allow them to make recommendations and treatment options for you.
There are numerous factors that will be problematic to the health of your eyes, and keeping them in the best condition possible is one of the keys to having a great, quality lifestyle. Getting a vision screening and correcting your vision while you still can is not only proactive, but a step in the right direction. We’re more than happy to assist! For more information on our eye and vision exams, visit one of our locations in Colorado Springs, Falcon or Windsor. Don’t put your eyesight in jeopardy. Call us today!