Your eyes, just like every other part of your body, need to be screened regularly to ensure that they are healthy and free from any diseases. Too often, unfortunately, people assume that as long as they can see, they are not in need of any eye care services in Peotone. The truth, however, is that even if you are perfect healthy and have no risk factors for eye diseases, you should still schedule a medical eye exam at least once every two years. For patients who do have risk factors, the wait time between appointments is shortened to once a year, or as medically recommended. Our Peotone medical eye exam services include:
Those patients who have diabetes are an at increased risk of developing eye problems and diseases due to consistently high blood sugar levels (particularly when diabetes is untreated). Diabetic eye diseases include:
As stated above, glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases that affect the optic nerve. Typically, glaucoma is caused when fluid builds up in the eye, and as a result of the fluid, the pressure on the eye is increased. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for people who are over age 60. While there are multiple types of glaucoma, the two most common types are:
The good news is that with early treatment of glaucoma, blindness can often be prevented. It is essential that you have regular glaucoma screenings.
At Veld Vision Center, we know that fews things are more important than the health of your eyes and your ability to see. We want to ensure that you have great vision for years to come, which is why we provide comprehensive medical eye exam appointments with results that you can trust. Our medical eye exams include screenings for diabetic eye diseases, glaucoma, and multiple other eye complications, including cataracts and age-related macular edema. To schedule your appointment with our talented ophthalmologists today, please send us an appointment request, or call us or email us at your earliest convenience.
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