How often should you come in to Urban Eyes for a complete eye exam? The answer is every year. You may think that it’s not necessarily, but let us assure you that there are very good reasons for making it a yearly habit. If you already wear eyeglasses or contacts lenses or not, an evaluation of your current vision needs is essential to determining if you need corrective lenses for the first time or perhaps an updated prescription if you already wear them. Screening for common eye diseases is another key part of our Bronx eye exams. When discovered early, many eye diseases are either curable or manageable. At minimum, you may be able to avoid further damage or vision loss due to an eye disease.
It may not seem it, but your vision changes over time and in the span of twelve months, your ability to see can become quite different. You may have not had need for corrective lenses the last time, but this time could be another story. For those of you with existing prescriptions for contacts or eyeglasses, it’s important to realize that if your lenses are not up to date, they may not be offering you the best vision possible. This might be evident in having difficulties trying to read or working at a computer screen. Or you could get headaches from eyestrain. If you need glasses for driving, wearing an outdated pair could even be dangerous. Our Bronx eye exams will make sure that the contacts or glasses you wear are the ones you need right now.
Did you know that glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other common eye diseases often have no symptoms in their early stages to alert you to their presence? This means that by the time you start noticing signs, the disease may have progressed to the point where it has already caused damage to your eyes or your eyesight. Our Bronx eye exams work to keep that from happening. By coming in once every year, any potential issues can be diagnosed before they progress. It’s also worth noting that the state of your eyes can reveal concerns in other parts of your body, too. The blood vessels in your eyes can indicate the possibility of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Yet another convincing reason to call us right now and make your appointment for a yearly eye exam.