It’s easy to end up taking your eyes and your vision for granted. For the most part, you go about your day and never even think about. There are no awareness campaigns for eye exams. But at El Paso EyeCare, we’re committed to the well-being of your eyes and to helping you see the very best you can. The truth is that your vision needs change with time and if you’ve never needed corrective lenses in the past, you may be able to benefit from them now. Even if you’ve been wearing glasses or contacts for years, you might be able to see even better with an updated prescription. It’s also vital to know that most eye diseases form and progress with no way for you know about them. That’s because symptoms are not noticeable in the early stages of most eye conditions. This is a huge reason by you should come in once every year for our El Paso eye exams.
Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, are visual concerns that can all be corrected easily with a prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses. It all starts with calling us to schedule your eye exam. Our optometrist will conduct various tests to gauge how well you see. These include reading from an eye chart and using various lenses to determine the degree of your visual issues. Your side-to-side (peripheral) eyesight will also be tested as part of our El Paso eye exams. If you do need new or updated corrective lenses, we fill the prescription for you right here. You can select from among our wide array of designer frames or our large inventory of contact lenses.
By the time you notice signs of something wrong with your eyes, it can mean that a disease such as glaucoma or cataracts (both of which can affect you at any age) has already advanced to a later stage. You could experience damage to your eyes or a loss of vision, either of which might be irreversible. Other examples, like macular degeneration are only applicable if you are 40 or older, while diabetic retinopathy is tested for if you have type one or type two diabetes. Early detection is linked to the best chances for positive outcomes and that’s why you should schedule a yearly appointment for our El Paso eye exams.