When people think about an eye exam in Tarrytown, they usually associate that thought with getting evaluated for prescription eyeglasses. However, there are many other purposes for getting an eye exam. In fact, everyone should get regular comprehensive eye exams even if there are no vision problems because they are able to reveal a lot about one’s eye health that otherwise might not be obvious.
A Comprehensive eye exam in Tarrytown is a very important tool that our expert eye doctors at Hudson Valley Eye Associates, LLP use to thoroughly evaluate a patient’s health. This thorough test gives them a clear picture of the person’s overall eye health and wellness. Checking for refractive errors and determining if the patient needs eyeglasses is only part of the exam; there is much more to it. A patient can have no noticeable vision problems and can still have a very serious eye disease or condition. There are many serious eye diseases and conditions that have no symptoms in the beginning stages. Unfortunately, typically, at the point in which the symptoms become obvious, the patient is at risk for vision loss and in some cases, even complete blindness. The only way to detect these eye conditions and diseases early enough is to get comprehensive eye exam done regularly. When the optometrist sees the patient frequently enough, he is able to detect eye diseases and conditions early which allows for early treatment and gives the patient the best possible outcome. Comprehensive eye exams also allow the eye doctor to detect signs of non-eye related illness such as diabetes and high cholesterol. Often, the eye doctor is the first person to detect them. If the eye doctor finds general health issues during the eye exam, he would refer the patient to a specialist so he or she could be further evaluated, and a treatment plan could be provided.
If you’re due for your comprehensive eye exam in Tarrytown, don’t wait. Contact our office today so we can schedule your appointment with our expert optometrist.