Here at Image Eye Care, we understand the importance of routine eye examinations.
Each of our routine eye examinations includes a comprehensive health evaluation of your eyes, using our state of the art imaging technology. This allows us to ensure your eyes are healthy, and monitor your eye health from year to year. We also want to look for any problems to catch them before you even have any symptoms.
Eye conditions we often detect include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. We offer diabetic eye exams, which is recommended annually by primary care providers of patients who have diabetes or are prediabetic. We also provide Plaquenil eye exams; some patients who take this medication are at risk for developing retinal and vision problems. The sooner we discover any eye health problems, the easier treating them will be. Early detection also gives us the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms, including vision loss.
During an examination, especially if it is your first visit, we go over your history. We also discuss your daily activities and any problems you may be having. It is important to let us know all of the medications you are on before we start the examination.
Then one of our Dr. Fisher will perform a thorough examination of your eyes, eyelids, and inner eyes, using our imaging systems, magnification and light. We also test your eye pressure using no puff technology as one of our tests for glaucoma.
Children usually get their eyes and vision checked during routine visits with their pediatrician. However, as adults, we have to make time and remember to get our eyes checked regularly. It is really important to schedule routine examinations if you have a family history of eye problems or have higher risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, certain work conditions or medications.
We recommend annual exams to monitor the health of your eyes and keep you seeing your best. It is especially important to schedule routine eye exams if you have a family history of eye problems, if you have ever been diagnosed with an eye disease, have higher risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, certain work conditions or medications.