If you want to make sure that your eyes are healthy, you will want to visit our practice, Quality Optical of Olney, for eye exams on a periodic basis. It is very important that you have your eyes check periodically to make sure that your eyes do not have any hidden eye diseases or disorders. There are many eye diseases that show no symptoms in the early stages, but can cause serious and permanent vision damage if they are allowed to progress. Glaucoma is one such disease which shows no symptoms in the early stages but can easily be treated at this time with medicated eye drops. Even though glaucoma is not causing symptoms, it can easily be detected during a comprehensive eye exam. However, if a person does not have an eye exam and the glaucoma is allowed to progress, they can end up with permanent optic nerve damage. So, you can see why it is so important to have periodic eye exams. Our eye doctor in Aspen Hill will be happy to meet with you for a comprehensive eye exam or a contact lens exam and fitting.
During both of our eye exams, your eyes will be thoroughly checked for many types of eye disease or disorder. Among the many different eye diseases that our eye doctor will screen you for during eye exams are: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; dry eye; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. During these exams, your eyes will also be tested for their visual acuity. If our eye doctor in Aspen Hill determines that you have astigmatism, or are nearsighted or farsighted, he will be able to write a vision prescription for you which will have you seen clearly again in no time.
When you are having a contact lens exam and fitting, our eye doctor will also carefully measure the curvature of your cornea as well as the size of your iris. It is very important that your contact lenses fit precisely so that they do not damage your cornea. If a patient repeatedly wears ill-fitting contact lenses, they can end up doing permanent damage to the outside of their eyes. This is why you never want to wear contact lenses which were not prescribed just for you. For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor in Aspen Hill, contact us today.
By Quality Optical
August 22, 2016