When is the last time you had your eyes checked? If you can’t quite recall the date, it may be time to visit the eye doctor. Adults who have trouble seeing or are otherwise at risk for developing conditions or diseases of the eye should be getting a Southeast Arlington eye exam every year. Those who are not at risk need to be having their eyes screened for diseases and any sight complications at least every two to four years. Fortunately our local offices at Heritage Eye Care make it easy for you to get the care and attention your eyes need to achieve and maintain their best sight.
Eye exams are essential in the health of our sight. Just like dental cleanings and examinations, eye exams can correct vision problems you might not be aware of having. Eye strain happens when you’re squinting at something you can’t quite see, and can be detrimental to your vision over time, which is already being taxed. This action can become so natural overtime that you might not even realize you’re doing it, and our sight becomes worse so gradually that it is often difficult to tell anything has changed until you’re squinting at an eye chart. A regular Southeast Arlington eye exam at Heritage Eye Care makes it easy to identify any problems you may have with your sight, even prescribing something as simple as reading glasses to help symptoms. Our fully trained and licensed staff will work with you to identify the current health of your eyes, acknowledge any risks you may have, and can give you the information and options you need to protect and maintain the strength of your eyesight.
Not only do eye exams look at your sight, but they look at the physical health of your eyes. Glaucoma and cataracts are just two of the diseases of the eye that can affect many of us. They are extremely common, exhibit no symptoms in their early stages, and can cause total blindness if they are left untreated. Glaucoma usually occurs naturally with aging. Cataracts, on the other hand, can occur at any age. The risk factors that increase the likelihood of getting a cataract include UV damage caused from sun exposure to the eyes, diabetes, a high grade of nearsighted or farsightedness, smoking, or an optical injury. Even prolonged steroid use can contribute to the likelihood of a patient developing a cataract. These invisible eye conditions grow to become cloudy spots on the vision that prevent light from entering the eye, resulting in complete blindness. For these reasons, multiple tests for both glaucoma and cataracts are standard procedure in every Southeast Arlington eye examination. At Heritage Eye Care your optical health is our number one priority.