There are many eye diseases which shown no symptoms in the early stages. For this reason, it is important that you come into our vision practice, 2020 Vision Place, for periodic eye disease testing. Our expert optometrist, Dr. Ralph Bourjolly, can provide you with an expert Fort Lauderdale eye exam which will make sure that your eyes are healthy, and are not developing vision problems.
Generally, it is recommended that adults come in for a comprehensive eye exam on an annual basis. However, you will want to speak to our eye doctor to find out what is recommended in your particular situation given your eye health history and general medical health. It is important that eye diseases are found and treated early so that they can be most easily treated, and so that permanent vision damage does not occur. For example, glaucoma shows no obvious symptoms in the early stages of the disease. So, if a patient does not come in to see us for a periodic checkup, the glaucoma will not be diagnosed and treated, and permanent vision damage may occur to the optic nerve. However, when glaucoma is found and treated early, it can usually be treated with medicated eye drops. These eye drops will be able to keep the intraocular pressure at a low and safe level for your eyes. This is just one reason why you will want to come into our vision practice for a Fort Lauderdale eye exam which includes complete eye disease testing. During our eye exams your eyes will be screened and tested for many different diseases and disorders including: glaucoma; macular degeneration; cataracts; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; dry eyes; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. Your comprehensive eye exam will also include screening for any refractive errors which include astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Refractive errors can be corrected with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
For an appointment to see our eye doctor for a Fort Lauderdale eye exam, contact us today.