Getting a routine eye exam is the best way to detect early warning signs of chronic eye conditions, preserve your vision, and ensure your overall health and wellness.
Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not know a problem exists. Getting annual eye exams is important to thoroughly check the health of your eyes and your vision. Eye exams can detect systemic health problems – like diabetes and high blood pressure. Some eye diseases are silent – like glaucoma. There are no symptoms to let you know there is something wrong, and late detection can lead to blindness. These visits are simply preventive and can help you continue having healthy eyes and optimal vision.
At Eye Care By Design, we have invested in state-of-the-art equipment so you can feel confident that your eye health is in capable hands. In addition to assessing your visual acuity, an assessment of how well your eyes focus, move, and work together will be conducted. Dr. Thobani will then use a variety of microscopes, lenses, and digital technology to evaluate the health of all the structures of the eye and the surrounding tissue, which can detect unknown eye and systemic diseases.
How Often Should I Have an Eye Exam?
In general, infants should be checked at about six months. Children should be checked at age three and five, and then every two years. Adults between 19-64 should be checked every two years and those 65 and older should be seen annually. Patients with other risk factors, and systemic disease (diabetes, high blood pressure) should be checked annually.
You can book your eye exam with the online booking feature or call the office directly.