If you have recently skipped your annual Eye checkup Las Vegas, you should make an appointment with an experienced eye doctor like Joseph Eng, OD as soon as you can. Seeing your eye doctor for your eye exam on an annual basis is important to do even if you are not experiencing any symptoms or vision problems.
There is a great misconception that eye exams are only necessary if there’s an acute eye problem such as an eye infection, there are noticeable vision changes or if prescription eyeglasses are needed. While these are all important reasons to visit your eye doctor for your Eye checkup Las Vegas, they are not the only reasons. The eye exam is performed to give the eye doctor a clear picture of the overall health of your eyes. During the exam, he will screen you for very serious eye diseases and conditions that present with no noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Therefore, your eye exam is the only way to detect these serious conditions early enough to provide you with prompt treatment. Some of the eye diseases and conditions he’ll screen you for during the exam include: cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Macular degeneration and Glaucoma must be diagnosed early in order to make a difference in the quality of life of the patient. They both cause vision loss, are irreversible and lead to blindness. If you skip your yearly eye exam, you might not know you have a serious eye condition until it has already advanced to the point of irreversible vision loss. When you see your eye doctor regularly (annually), it enables him or her enough time to detect eye diseases or conditions quickly enough for early diagnosis and prompt treatment.
This is very important because conditions are easier to treat in the beginning stages and early treatment allows for the best possible outcome. If your eye doctor detects any potential eye diseases or conditions during your exam, it will be addressed right away.
If you’re due for an Eye checkup Las Vegas, don’t wait. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.