Your eyesight is one of your most important senses: 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. It’s important to protect your eyes to reduce the odds of vision loss from eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and more.
Many people wait until they notice a change in their vision to see an eye doctor. But eye problems are often silent, meaning they have no symptoms. If you aren’t having regular eye exams in Buffalo to identify, manage and treat vision problems, you run the risk of sustaining permanent vision loss.
Eye Exams in Buffalo: Preventative Maintenance
Eye exams are not just a simple vision check – they can be thought of as preventative maintenance. A comprehensive eye exam consists of a fairly complicated (but painless) series of tests that not only check your vision but also neurological function, eye pressure, eye muscle coordination and health of the external and internal eye structures. Regular eye exams can also detect life-threatening conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, brain tumors and other diseases.
Eye Exams for Contact Lens Wearers
If you wear contact lenses, an annual eye exam and contact lens evaluation is recommended. Besides making sure your prescription is up-to-date and checking the health of the eye, we evaluate the curvature of the cornea and inspect the eye for microscopic complications related to wearing a contact lens. We can also identify abnormal blood vessel growth related to a lack of oxygen to the cornea.
Make an effort to keep your eyes in their best condition by having a thorough examination every year. Contact us to schedule a vision exam in Buffalo.