Edgewater eye exam
A yearly eye exam is highly recommended for all adults. Not only will you have your vision tested to determine if you need new or updated corrective lenses, but you will also be screened for common eye diseases; ones which don’t have any obvious symptoms until they reach an advanced stage. In addition, though, our Edgewater eye exam can detect early signs of diseases not related to your eyes. At Cliffside Park Eye Associates, your ocular health is our top priority, and we can also promote your overall health.
How is your vision right now? Unless you’re sure that it’s excellent, you might be able to benefit from eyeglasses or contact lenses. Certainly, sub par vision should be corrected, but even if your vision is okay, with the results of our Edgewater eye exam, your vision can be improved to be much better than that. You already wear corrective lenses? Maybe you could use an adjustment to the prescription to account for changes to your vision since you got them. Glaucoma and cataracts are two of the eye diseases that you should be tested for once per year. They can affect you regardless of your age or other circumstances. If diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration are applicable to your situation, you will also be tested for them. Remember, early detection is closely associated with the best outcomes, and with common eye diseases, waiting until you experience symptoms means waiting until there has already been damage to your eyes or loss of vision. Our Edgewater eye exam can also indicate the first signs of diabetes and high cholesterol, speaking of early detection. Discovering that information in a timely manner will allow you to seek out treatment and management options before you suffer any harm.
When you consider all of the good reasons, this is the ideal time to call our office and book an appointment to come in for an eye examination.
If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, or are concerned that you may develop the eye disease, you should definitely contact our vision practice, Cliffside Park Eye Associates, so that you can be seen by our optometrist for glaucoma screening and eye care. Our two expert doctors who can screen you for Edgewater glaucoma, and if necessary manager the condition are, Dr. Van Vinciguerra and Dr. Wae Shin.
During our comprehensive eye exams, our eye doctor can test your eyes to see if you are developing Edgewater glaucoma. As part of our exam, our doctor will use a special optometric instrument which will determine what your intraocular pressure is. If this pressure is high, it may be an indicator that you have glaucoma, and that you will need additional tests for definitive diagnosis. If you do indeed have Edgewater glaucoma, and it is diagnosed in the early stages, our optometrist will be able to provide you with complete glaucoma eye care. You will only need to use medicated eye drops daily in order to keep your eye pressure low. This should be enough to keep the glaucoma at bay, and you will not need to lose any vision at all to this serious eye disease. Instead, you will only need to continue taking the eye drops on a daily basis and to visit our optometrist on a periodic basis for glaucoma management. If at any point it is determined that the glaucoma is advancing, our optometrist will be able to refer you to an ophthalmologist in the area who will be able to provide you with advanced glaucoma care. This can include laser surgery which can be extremely successful in keeping the glaucoma from proceeding. The most important thing with glaucoma is that you are diagnosed as soon as possible in order to keep the disease from affecting your optic nerve.
For an appointment to meet with our optometrist to be screened for, or managed with Edgewater glaucoma, contact us today.