Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure.
When it comes to common vision problems, some people don’t realize they could see better with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages.
During a comprehensive dilated eye exam, the eye care professional places drops in your eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupil to allow more light to enter the eye the same way an open door lets more light into a dark room. This enables the eye care professional to get a good look at the back of the eyes and examine them for any signs of damage or disease.
Your eye care professional is the only one who can determine if your eyes are healthy and if you’re seeing your best. To make an appointment to see an eye care professional please call us. You should be regularly tested every 1 to 2 years depending on the eye care professionals advice.