When it comes to caring for your eyes there is nothing as important as practicing preventative care through annual eye exams at our eye care practice, Washington Eye care & Freeds Optical. A comprehensive eye examination by one of our Washington eye doctor has two purposes; it will measure your visual acuity and prescribe any vision correction that is necessary. This will allow you to see as well as you should be and reduce eyestrain and other physical symptoms, such as headaches and fatigue. The second purpose of a comprehensive eye exam is to determine the physical health of your eye as well as to detect any developing eye diseases and disorders, which often cannot be diagnosed without an examination.
Our office is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and technology to diagnose any eye disorders or diseases. An annual eye exam will begin with the dilation of your eyes so that our doctor can test them for many different conditions. Typically, a comprehensive exam at our practice consists of a vision check, eye pressure check, slit lamp examination, dilated eye exam, refraction for glasses and contact lenses, glaucoma screening and a series of other computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes. Our Washington eye doctor will always listen to your concerns about your eyes and vision and conduct any additional tests necessary. The examinations are vital because many serious eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration do not have any symptoms during their early stages when treatment is most effective and less invasive. If left to advance these diseases can cause serious vision loss or even blindness. Eye exams can also detect some diseases of the rest of the body that are reflected in the eyes including high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
Our Washington eye doctor recommends annual eye exams because your eyes are constantly changing. Your vision changes as you age, it can become worse or better, and you can develop many new eye ailments related to age such as the beginning of a cataract. Eye diseases such as glaucoma, can get progressively worse without warning so an annual exam is the only way to detect them before it is too late. Please make an appointment for your annual eye exam at our office.