If you have not had your eyes examined in over two years, and you are healthy adult, it is time that you came in for your next comprehensive eye exam. Of course, the recommended time between eye exams can vary from patient to patient, depending on your individual vision situation as well as your medical health. However, in general it is recommended that healthy mid-aged adults have eye exams every one to two years. Even if you are experiencing no vision problems it is important that you come in to our practice, Jerry Wake, for Gardena eye care.
Eye exams are very important because there are many eye diseases that show no symptoms in the early stages. Often people can have a serious eye problem without even knowing it. In the case of a disease like glaucoma, there are no obvious symptoms. However, patients can permanently lose some of their vision before the disease is even diagnosed. Unfortunately, once vision is lost to glaucoma it cannot be restored. But the good news is that if our optometrist is able to diagnose the disease early, you will be able to be treated and you will most likely be able to have your glaucoma managed with no vision loss occurring. At our practice our expert optometrist is Dr. Jerry S. Wake. He is been providing patients with exemplary optical care for over 30 years. Patients regularly come to our practice for eye exams, contact lens exams and fittings, and a wide variety of different Gardena eye care needs.
During our comprehensive vision exams, as part of Gardena eye care, our optometrist will use a variety of state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to find any hidden eye diseases or disorders. Our optometrist will use refraction, a slit lamp, measure your intraocular pressure and dilate your eyes for a complete retinal exam. During this part of the exam our optometrist will screen your eyes for: glaucoma; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; cataracts; and other problems relating to the cornea, macula, and retina. If problems are discovered, our optometrist will be able to provide many different facets of eye care and disease management. If more advanced treatment is needed he will be able to refer you to an expert ophthalmologist in the field for more advanced care. During our comprehensive eye exam our optometrist will also check for any refractive errors. If you are found to be nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, our eye doctor will be able to write an eyeglass prescription for you to restore your clear and crisp vision. For an appointment for an eye exam or for eye care, contact us today.