When there are no obvious problems with your vision, it is easy to put off a visit to the eye doctor.
An eye exam at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in Phoenix, AZ, can catch early warning signs and ensure your eyes stay healthy.
So what makes regular eye exams so important?
Take a look at what happens during a typical eye exam...
Wondering whether eye exams are really important?
Catching Certain Eye Diseases Early Can Save Your Vision
There are many reasons to schedule an exam...
Dryness and Floaters
If your eyes are red, dry, or itchy, or you are seeing spots, floaters, or flashes, you should visit our office.
Patients with diabetes or other conditions which can affect the eyes should attend more frequent exams.
Difficulty Seeing in Low Light
If you are having trouble driving at night or seeing street signs in the dark, you may have a serious optical condition.
Headaches or Eye Strain
Headaches, eye strain, and blurred vision are all symptoms which you should discuss with your eye doctor.
If you have noticed dizziness, feelings of motion sickness, or difficulty following a moving target, you may need to see a doctor.
Another sign you need to schedule an eye exam is squinting while reading or holding books or phones further away from your face.
Any Changes in Your Vision Merit a Trip to the Eye Doctor
Your sight is a precious asset and regular eye exams are simply the best way to prevent serious issues from threatening your vision. If you have noticed any changes to your vision, especially after head trauma, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Justo for a comprehensive eye exam.
Don't remember when you last scheduled an exam? There is a good chance it's time to visit our office.
Clear vision is not a reason to skip your annual exam...
A Comprehensive Eye Examination Can Detect Other Health Issues
There are many issues which can affect your eye health without impacting your vision. Glaucoma, for example, may not show any obvious symptoms until you have sustained permanent vision loss.
In addition, Dr. Justo can identify signs of more serious health concerns during your exam. Conditions such as diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension all affect your blood vessels. The condition of the blood vessels in your retina is a good predictor of the health of the vessels throughout your body and can provid an early warning sign for serious health concerns.
See what an eye exam can do...
We Use Advanced Diagnostic Tools to Evaluate Your Vision
During your exam, the doctor will use a series of tools to examine the structures of your eyes and test your vision. For example, we may use a slit-lamp to more closely evaluate the health of each eye. If you need glasses, your doctor can use a phoropter to refract light entering your eyes and fine-tune the power of your lenses.