Can you remember the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? It is generally recommended that patients have eye exams every year or so to make sure that they are not developing any eye diseases or disorders. There are many eye diseases that show no symptoms in the early stages. This may be because vision changes are so gradual and minute that changes cannot be detected by the patient. However, when it comes to eye care, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The sooner an eye disease is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated; it is also more likely that the treatment will be successful. Glaucoma is one such disease which can be kept from advancing if it is caught in the early stages. Otherwise, it may end up causing you to permanently lose vision. For an eye exam in St. Louis County, we hope you will come into visit us at our eye care practice, Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louis.
When you come to our vision practice for eye care, you will be able to have a comprehensive eye exam, contact lens exam and fitting, or have different kinds of eye problems treated. We also encourage parents to bring in their children in for comprehensive eye exams. When children have vision testing at school it only measures whether or not they can see at a distance. There are many other vision problems that children’s eyes should be screened for. If you are getting an eye exam in St. Louis County, at our practice, your eyes will be checked for complete visual acuity as well as for different eye diseases and disorders.
During your eye exam, your eyes will be screened for any type of refractive error. If it is determined that you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, our optometrist will be able to write a contact lens or eyeglass prescription for you. Today, even patients with astigmatism or dry eye can comfortably have their vision corrected using contact lenses. However, our optometrist will be sure to let you know specifically which type of contact lenses will work for you, and write the prescription accordingly. Your eyes will also be screened for a variety of eye diseases and disorders including: cataracts; macular degeneration; dry eyes; glaucoma; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; and other problems of the cornea, retina, and macula. For an appointment to meet with our optometrist for an eye exam in St. Louis County, contact us today.