Can you remember the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? If your last exam has been over a year ago, you will definitely want to make an appointment to come in and see our optometrist at Metro Optics for a complete eye exam in Pelham.
An eye exam in Pelham will do much more than determine whether or not you need a new lens prescription. Eye exams are conducted to determine the state of your eye health. There are many eye diseases and disorders which show no obvious symptoms in the early stages. This means that you may have a serious eye disease and not even know it. Unfortunately, with some diseases such as glaucoma, symptoms are not obvious until permanent vision damage has already occurred. For this reason, it is very important that you have periodic eye exams to make sure that your eyes are healthy and disease-free. If glaucoma is caught in the early stages, our optometrist will be able to prescribe self-administered eye drops which should be able to keep your eye pressure under control, and therefore keep the glaucoma from advancing. However, if glaucoma is left untreated, it will continue to advance until permanent vision damage occurs to the optic nerve. At this point, you will need to be referred to an ophthalmologist for advanced eye care. There are several different types of procedures, including laser surgery which can help keep glaucoma from advancing. However, it is unlikely that vision loss to glaucoma can be restored.
During your eye exam in Pelham, your eyes will be tested for many different eye diseases and disorders. Among the many conditions that your eyes will be screened for are: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; dry eyes; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. Your eyes will also be thoroughly examined for any type of refractive errors. If it is shown that you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, our optometrist will be able to write a lens prescription for you which will have you seeing clearly once again. Our optometrist can also provide you with a contact lens exam and fitting so that you can get a prescription for contact lenses which will not only fit you perfectly but which will provide optimal vision correction. For an appointment to see our optometrist, contact us today.