Regular comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of overall health upkeep for everyone regardless of age or physical condition. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. For children, eye exams play a very important role since vision is closely related to the learning process and any child whose vision problems go undetected will often have trouble with their schoolwork. Therefore, if you notice your child is performing poorly at school, have their eyes examined by our Lauderdale Lakes optometrist, Dr. Ralph Bourjolly, at 2020 Vision Place.
So much more than determining your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is accomplished during a comprehensive eye exam with our Lauderdale Lakes optometrist. A variety of tests and procedures to examine your eyes are performed, ranging from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to more involved tests, such as using a high-powered lens to clearly see the tiny structures inside your eyes. A comprehensive eye exam can take an hour or more depending on the complexity of tests needed to completely assess your vision and the health of your eyes. Our optometrist will check for common eye diseases, evaluate how your eyes work together and guage your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Eye doctors are often the first health care professionals to detect chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition, Dr. Bourjolly will be checking for other issues that could lead to vision loss such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, to name a few. Our Lauderdale Lakes optometrist can also detect signs of certain conditions by looking at the blood vessels in your eyes and retina, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. After a comprehensive exam, Dr. Bourjolly will go over the results and suggest treatment options best suited to your needs.
Our Lauderdale Lakes optometrist cannot stress enough that without regular eye exams vision threatening problems that require treatment can be missed. Research has consistently shown that more and more people are putting off making regular eye exam appointments simply because it isn’t convenient. Many people also tend to feel that if there are no symptoms, there is no problem but with many eye diseases that have no immediate or obvious symptoms, it is even more important to have your eyes checked regularly. Treatment plans at 20/20 Vision Place can include a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, vision therapy, medical treatment for eye disease, eye vitamins or simply a recommendation that you have your eyes examined again within a specific time frame. Whatever your age, regular eye exams are important for seeing more clearly and preserving your vision for life.