For just a minimal commitment of your time, an eye exam at Quality Optical of Olney offers you a host of vital benefits to your vision and to your eye health. It is recommended that everyone receive an eye exam once per year and there are good reasons for this. First, your vision changes continually and just because you did not need corrective lenses last year does not mean the same thing will be true now. Also, if you are currently wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, it may be time for an updated prescription from our Redland eye doctor
. Second, were you aware that most of the common eye diseases are sneaky, developing and advancing without any symptoms to alert you to them? It’s true and that’s another big reason why a yearly eye exam is essential: detecting such diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration early is the best way to prevent unnecessary vision loss and to support successful treatment. Also, while some people are under the impression that cataracts and glaucoma only affect older people, the truth is that it can occur in anyone at any age.
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Myopia and hyperopia (nearsightedness and farsightedness) are very common vision problems. If you are nearsighted, it means you have difficulty focusing on things further away while being farsighted means difficulty focusing on things close up. Your eye exam will include our Redland eye doctor
checking you for these as well as signs of astigmatism or presbyopia. Fortunately, all of these can usually be corrected easily with prescription lenses. There is no reason to see less than the best you possibly can and by coming in for your regular eye exam, you can ensure that your eyesight will always be optimal.
Eye exams also include checking of vital eye parts such as your muscles, eyelids, conjunctiva, and retinas. The blood vessels in your eyes may even indicate concerns about your health that have nothing to do with your eyes. Our Redland eye doctor
might notice signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Speaking of diabetes, either type 1 or type 2 can be dangerous to your eye health so if you have been diagnosed with it or you are considered pre-diabetic, a regular eye exam will work to ascertain that your eyes have suffered no ill effects as a result.
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3404 Olandwood Court
Olney, Maryland 20832
By Quality Optical
May 19, 2014