Comprehensive eye exams in Ingleside do much more than determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. A variety of tests and procedures will be used to examine your eyes, from having you read an eye chart, to using a high-powered lens to clearly see the tiny structures inside your eyes. A comprehensive eye exam can take an hour or more depending on the complexity of tests neeed to completely evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes. Our eye doctor, Edward Soss, OD, will check for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as a guage of your overall health.
In April 2012, Wellpoint, Inc. commissioned an online survey of 2,500 adults and found that one in five Americans delay having an annual eye exam because their to-do list is just too long. Dr. Soss cannot stress enough that without regular, comprehensive eye exams in Ingleside, vision threatening problems that require treatment can be missed. Regardless of age or physical condition, routine comprehensive eye exams are an important part of overall health maintenance for everyone. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. Eye exams for children are especially important since vision is closely linked to the learning process and children with undetected vision problems will often have trouble with their schoolwork. Therefore, if you notice your child is not performing their best at school, have their eyes examined by Dr. Soss to rule out an underlying visual cause.
Eye doctors are also often the first health care professionals to detect chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Dr. Soss will also be checking for other problems that could possibly lead to vision loss such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Our eye exams in Ingleside can also detect signs of certain conditions by looking at your eye’s blood vessels and retina, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. After a comprehensive eye exam, all results will be discussed and we will offer you the treatment options that best suit your needs. Treatment plans can include a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, vision therapy, medical treatment for eye disease, eye vitamins or simply a recommendation that you have your eyes examined again within a specific time period. No matter what your age, regular eye exams are important for seeing more clearly, and preserving your vision for life.
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