Our Danville eye exam is for vision testing, but it’s also for screening you to find any early indications of possible eye disease. If you’re wondering if it’s really important to come in every year, we at Visual Expressions Optometry want to assure you that it is. For one thing, your optimal vision is supported by ensuring that your prescription is meeting your current eyesight requirements, which are always evolving. And if you’re thinking that you feel fine and have no symptoms, so there is no reason to be concerned about glaucoma, cataracts, or other common eye conditions, it’s essential to know that there are no obvious signs of such diseases that would alert you. Only when some degree of vision loss or eye damage has occurred would you become aware of a concern. In some cases, treatment at that stage will prevent further effects, but not reverse the ones that have already happened.
If you’ve never worn eyeglasses or contact lenses before, maybe you could benefit from them now. Even if you’re seeing fine, that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t enjoy much clearer and sharper vision with a pair of corrective lenses. And for those who already have a prescription, an update to it might be just what you need. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or any combination of those vision issues can be easily corrected as a result of our Danville eye exam so that you won’t have to squint, struggle to see, or strain your eyes.
Anyone can contract glaucoma or cataracts, regardless of your age, gender, or heredity. Other eye diseases, like macular degeneration, become something to test for at the age of 40. And if you have type one or type two diabetes, you will also be screened for diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, if any indications of eye disease are discovered, there are effective treatment and management options available to address it. Our Danville eye exam also can find indications of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes when you didn’t even know you had a problem at all. Your retinal blood vessels tell an expansive story. For all of these reasons, it is an excellent idea to schedule your yearly eye exam with us.