It is very important that everyone has a comprehensive eye exam at least every year or so. This is because eye exams allow our eye doctor to diagnose eye diseases while they are still in the early stages. This is very important because the sooner an eye disease or disorder is diagnosed the easier it is to fully treat it. In the case of an eye disease such as glaucoma, early diagnosis will mean that the patient will not suffer any irreversible eye damage. However, if glaucoma is left to go on undiagnosed, the patient will most likely experience permanent vision loss. Current treatments are able to halt the progression of the disease but they are not able to restore vision that was lost to the disease. This is just one reason why you will want to see our Willowbrook optometrist on a yearly basis for a comprehensive eye exam.
At our eye care practice, Jerry Wake, our top-notch Willowbrook optometrist is Dr. Jerry S. Wake. Dr. Wake has been providing exemplary eye care for our patients in Gardenia for more than 30 years. Many patients come to us for periodic eye exams in order to make sure that their eyes stay healthy. When it comes to optometric care of your eyes, it is certainly true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is easy to take excellent vision for granted, but it is not the best thing to do. For this reason, we strongly recommend that patients come into see us for eye exams on a yearly basis.
Comprehensive eye exams serve several functions. To begin with, they will check your eyes for any refractive errors. If it is discovered that you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, our eye doctor will be able to write a new lens prescription for you that will have you seeing clearly and crisply once again. You will enjoy your clear vision so much that you will wonder why it took you so long to come in for a new eye exam. Our eye doctor will also screen your eyes for a wide variety of diseases and disorders during the eye exam. Eye diseases that our eye doctor will screen for include but are not limited to: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; dry eyes; and many other diseases of the cornea, retina, and macula. If you would like an appointment to see our expert and highly-trained Willowbrook optometrist contact us today.