Eye Exams for Preventative Care
- posted: Nov. 29, 2021
One of the best things you can do for your eyes is to receive annual eye exams. Comprehensive eye exams are much more involved than just a vision screening. You may not realize it, but an eye doctor can be among the first to diagnose severe conditions such as glaucoma, hypertension, and even diabetes. At Medina Eye Care, with offices in San Antonio and Castroville, we provide comprehensive eye exams that are essential to the overall wellness of our patients.
Understanding Eye Exams
As we have mentioned, eye exams involve more than reading a few letters on a chart. Dr. Medina will make an assessment of your eye history and other health conditions. We will evaluate your current eyeglasses or contact lens prescription. Dilation is then used to get a detailed look at the internal structures of your eyes. Common diseases that we check for include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
One of the most important reasons for annual eye exams, especially as you age, is eye conditions that have no early symptoms. For instance, glaucoma is referred to as the "silent thief of sight" because there are virtually no early warning signs. Only an eye exam with an optometrist can detect this disease early and provide proper intervention. Other aspects of a comprehensive eye exam include:
- Testing to see how your eyes move and work together
- Depth perception testing
- Visual field testing
Contact Our Eye Doctor in San Antonio, TX
At Medina Eye Care, our eye doctor is committed to the well-being of our patients. If you are overdue for an eye exam or experiencing trouble with your vision, call our San Antonio office today at (210) 225-4141 or our Castroville office at (830) 931-2328.