Have you been to your eye doctor recently for a periodic eye exam? At Clermont Family Eyecare we believe in the importance of a yearly eye examination for members of the family. For patients with specific medical or eye problems, we may even recommend a shorter time between exams. Our Clermont eye doctor will provide a complete and thorough eye exam to make sure that your eyes do not have any developing disease or disorders, and that your current eyeglass lens prescription is up-to-date to provide you with the clearest vision possible.
At Clermont Family Eyecare our Clermont eye doctor, Dr. Samantha Love, provides comprehensive eye and contact lens exams, as well as providing many eye care services for our patients. Having a yearly eye examination is very important because many eye diseases show no symptoms in the early stages. For instance, it could be possible that a serious eye disease such as glaucoma is present in a patient’s eyes, and may even have begun to impair the patient’s vision – all without the patient even knowing it! When it comes to many eye diseases, an ounce of prevention is well worth a pound of cure. If caught early, glaucoma can generally be kept from developing and causing any vision loss. However, if glaucoma does manage to take away some vision capabilities, this can most likely never be restored. Early treatment of glaucoma usually involves the use of self-administered eye drops. If glaucoma is more advanced it may call for treatment with laser surgery or even general surgery in the most difficult cases.
Our Clermont eye doctor treats both child and adults with many eye problems, and provides comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. During your exam you will also have medicated eye drops administered that will cause your eyes to dilate. This will enable our eye doctor to see to the back of your eye and examine your retina more closely. Your eyes will be examined with a slit lamp, and glaucoma pressure testing will be performed. If your eye pressure is deemed to be high, our eye doctor will need to perform other tests to make a definitive diagnosis. You will also be screened for additional eye diseases. Your eyes will also be examined for any refractive problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Any of these vision problems can be easily corrected by prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Dr. Love will also be able to fit your for contact lenses if desired. If you would like to meet with our optometrist, contact our office today for an appointment.
By Clermont Family Eyecare
October 22, 2015