Can you remember the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Eye exams are important for many different reasons. However, the most important reason you should have an eye exam is to protect your eyes from any eye diseases or disorders that can cause permanent vision damage. Many eye problems do not show obvious symptoms in the early stages. For example, if a patient has glaucoma, they may not be aware of it at all. However, even at an early stage, glaucoma can be causing eye damage which will not be able to be reversed. Unfortunately, to this day, glaucoma treatment focuses on prevention and stopping the disease from progressing. It is really not possible to restore damage caused by glaucoma. This is just one reason why you will want to see our Concord CA eye doctor for periodic eye exams.
At our top-notch eye care practice, Shigio Optometric Group, we have two expert optometrists available to help patients with their eye care needs. Our optometrists are Dr. Ronald S. Shigio and Dr. Lauri K. Shigio. At our eye care practices our eye doctors can provide patients with comprehensive eye exams or contact lens exams and fittings. During a comprehensive eye exam our patient’s visual acuity will first be tested. If it is determined that you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, our eye doctor will be able to write a lens prescription for you that will have you seeing clearly and crisply again. During the course of the exam, our Concord CA eye doctor will also screen your eyes for many different eye diseases and disorders.
As part of the eye exam your eyes will be screened for many different problems including: glaucoma; cataracts; diabetic retinopathy; macular degeneration; dry eyes; retinal tears; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. If an eye problem is detected, our optometrist will either be able to provide you with treatment for the problem, he or she will refer you to a local ophthalmologist who will be able to provide you with the expert care that you need. Having a comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do to protect your eyesight. When it comes to eye care the old adage is certainly true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. For an appointment to see our Concord CA eye doctor, contact us today.
By Shigio Optometric Group
May 9, 2016