Danville Eye Exam
Many of us take our eye health and vision for granted, not realizing that we should be taking preventative measures in order to keep our eyes and vision in good shape for the future. One of the most important ways to preserve your vision and keep your eyes in the best health possible is to visit Visual Expressions Optometry for your annual Danville eye exam.
Our optometrists believe that you should be well informed and educated about your vision care. Therefore, during your Danville eye exam, we’ll explain the purpose of the equipment we use so you can become more comfortable as well as knowledgeable about your eye care and health. When we examine your eyes, our optometrists use the most modern examination equipment available to ensure an accurate and efficient examination and diagnosis. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction slit lamp, intraocular pressure, and a retinal exam. Personalized to you, no two eye examinations or eyewear prescriptions are the same. Your comprehensive exam will also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness. Our team of caring optometrists will also check for eye disease during your eye exam, as well as assess how your eyes work together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Our office offers state of the art diagnostic equipment, including retinal photography and visual field testing. In addition to helping detect developing conditions, regular eye exams are also important to check on how your vision is functioning. If you use prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses, you should especially be visiting your optometrist for eye exams so that you can be sure your current optical prescription is up-to-date, and that your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses are functioning correctly and comfortably.
Once your annual exam is completed, we will be able to give you an updated prescription and any recommendations for treatments or at-home care as needed. While you should always visit Visual Expressions Optometry if you are experiencing symptoms, annual eye exams are just as important even if you are not having specific symptoms at the time. Many of the most common and potentially dangerous eye conditions, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration develop in a manner so gradual and slow that many people are completely unaware of there being a problem until the disease is advanced enough to have done significant damage to the eyes and vision. It’s best to be proactive with your vision care, and even better to schedule your Danville eye exam with us today.
Visual Expressions Optometry
3580 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA 94506
Danville eye exam
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.
Danville eye doctor
Comprehensive eye examinations are an invaluable tool in maintaining optimal vision. If you are experiencing blurry vision, it is vital you visit our Danville eye doctor to ensure your eyes are in good health, and that it is not an underlying symptom of a more serious condition. Although your blurry vision may be due to something as simple as general near- or far-sightedness, it could also be the early signs of an eye disease, such as glaucoma or cataracts. Eye testing can even reveal other factors of your overall health, and be the first indication of diabetes or high cholesterol. A visit to Visual Expressions Optometry will help determine and treat whatever the cause of your blurred vision may be.
You may be surprised to learn that yearly eye exams are an easy and important way to protect your eyes and overall health. A routine eye exam and eye testing can help detect signs of serious health conditions, like diabetes, a brain tumor, and high cholesterol. Because symptoms of health conditions often don’t appear until damage has already occurred, eye exams are a great way to keep tabs on what’s happening in your body. Your eyes are the only place in your body that provide a clear view of your blood vessels, arteries, and a cranial nerve which can tell your doctor a lot about your overall health. Our Danville eye doctors can detect early signs of some conditions and diseases by looking at your eye’s blood vessels, retina and so forth. Our eye doctor may be able to tell you if you are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other problems. For example, diabetes can cause small blood vessel leaks or bleeding in the eye, as well as swelling of the macula, which can lead to vision loss. Our eye doctor will likely detect this during a complete eye exam. It is estimated that one-third of Americans who have diabetes don’t know it; and in the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65. Our eye doctor may detect the disease before your primary care physician does, especially if you’re overdue for a physical. An optometrist can indicate high blood pressure by looking out for squiggly blood vessels in the retina, triggered by the force of the blood passing through, which can lead to hemorrhaging behind the eye. Similarly, cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol can cause blockages in any of the body’s blood vessels, including those in the eyes. During the eye examination, an optometrist can spot little lumps of cholesterol running through the blood vessels. Eventually they can cause blockages and lead to ‘blind spots’ in vision but until that point there are no symptoms.
Your eyes may be the “windows to the soul”, but your eyes also offer an insight into your health. Healthy eyes and a healthy body go hand in hand. At Visual Expression Optometry, when it comes to your eye health, we look at the big picture. But we never lose sight of you in it. Let your optical health be a representation of your physical health. So even if your vision is blurry, it is clear where you should go for your eye exam and eye testing; call our Danville eye doctor today to schedule an appointment.