The list is long: see your dentist twice a year, get an annual check-up with your primary care physician, go to the audiologist when over 50, see the eye doctor in Wyomissing, PA annually. Oh, can't you eliminate something? Well, really, you can't if you want to stay healthy and alert to any problems. At Linsey Eye Care, our professional team urges you to keep that checklist current, including your visit with us. Your eye exams are important because your good vision depends on them.
Why see an eye doctor in Wyomissing
As an adult, you should come to Linsey Eye Care for a dilated eye examination by our staff optometrist. With it, you'll receive assurance that your eye movement, eye alignment, visual acuity, depth perception and more are in normal range. You'll also be screened for glaucoma if you're over 40, and for those who are nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism (blurring due to a misshapen cornea), your Wyomissing eye doctor will prescribe the glasses or contacts to properly correct your vision.
Beyond that, your eye examination is critical if you are:
- Diabetic, because you may have retinopathy, a major cause of vision loss
- Over 60 years old
- Have cataracts (a clouding of the natural lenses of the eyes)
- Are elderly and at risk for macular degeneration, a deterioration of central vision and of the eye's ability to see light
- Are a child between the ages of three and five to look for amblyopia, a vision loss related to the nerve pathways to the brain
- Have a family history of glaucoma
Additionally, young children benefit from eye exams because catching and correcting problems with vision helps avoid learning and behavioral problems. Regarding adults, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta reports that a full 50 percent of American adults thought to be at risk for vision loss and eye disease have not seen an eye doctor--either optometrist or ophthalmologist--within the past year. This is a worrisome statistic because so many eye problems, left undiagnosed, lead to blindness. Caught early and treated, however, there is hope.
See it all
Don't miss out on all that life offers. Be vigilant about your eye examinations. At Linsey Eye Care in Wyomissing, PA, we care about your vision and your overall health. Check your eye exam off your list by calling us today for an appointment: (610) 373-2300.