Preventive eye care means tending to changes in your vision requirements and detecting the presence of any eye disease or abnormalities before they can lead to irreversible damage to your eyes or loss of vision. At Berk Eye Care Center, we recommend a yearly visit to see our optometrist in Gahanna. A comprehensive eye exam will keep your eyes in the optimal state of health and your vision as sharp and clear as possible.
Unfortunately most eye conditions cannot be prevented from developing, but they can be prevented from progressing. One exception is dry eyes. By making some lifestyle adjustments such as avoiding smoke, wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses on windy days, and putting humidifiers in your home, you can help to avoid the circumstances where your eyes lose vital moisture. When it comes to the most common eye diseases, which include cataracts and glaucoma, they are applicable to everyone, even children. There is no specific requirement, such as a certain aspect of medical history or heredity, ethnic background, or gender that will eliminate the prospects of those conditions. Worse still, they form and develop through their early stages without any warning signs. So being examined by our optometrist in Gahanna annually allows for the prompt detection of them, which is in turn associated with the best outcomes. Childhood eye disorders, like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) are likewise easily dealt with when done so in a timely fashion. If treatment is delayed, they can become permanent situations. Regarding vision, a yearly checkup accounts for the changes to your vision that may find you needing glasses or contacts, or an update to an existing prescription for them.
Schedule an examination at our office with our optometrist in Gahanna for you or your child. Call us today. Preventive eye care is a key to long term ocular wellness and optimal vision.