in New Smyrna Beach and surrounding Areas
Precision Eye Institute provides comprehensive eye care for the entire family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health. Many times eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist. When diagnosing eye and vision problems early on, our doctors are able to provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR DURING AN EXAMINATION?
Glaucoma – a condition that damages your eye‘s optic nerve. It gets worse over time. It’s often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Glaucoma tends to run in families. You usually don’t get it until later in life. The increased pressure in your eye, called intraocular pressure, can damage your optic nerve, which sends images to your brain. If the damage worsens, glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss or even total blindness within a few years. The increased pressure in your eye, called intraocular pressure, can damage your optic nerve, which sends images to your brain. If the damage worsens, glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss or even total blindness within a few years.
Macular Degeneration – Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is caused by deterioration of the retina and can severely impair vision. There is no cure for macular degeneration, but it can be treated with vitamins, laser therapy, medications, and vision aids.
Cataracts – Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye that can cause changes in vision. Symptoms of cataracts include cloudy or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to glare. Cataracts are treated with surgery. For information on Cataract Surgery click here.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EYE OR VISION EXAM?
When you call to make an appointment for your exam, mention any vision problem you’re having.
Before you go, list any questions you want to ask the doctor. Also be ready to update them on any medicines you take and your (and your family’s) eye health history.
Bring your glasses and contact lenses along with the prescription with you. Also bring sunglasses for the trip home. The doctor might use eye drops to open up your pupils. This is called dilation. Your eyes will be sensitive to light afterward.
For Eye Exams in New Smyrna Beach and surrounding areas please contact Precision Eye Institute with three convent locations in East Volusia County. Call today for same day appointments or emergency visits.