The Importance of Regular Eye Exams Even if You Have Perfect Vision

Unlike annual physicals, dental checkups, or mammograms, eye care may get lost in the shuffle of your busy life. Don’t let that happen. Your eyes allow you to experience the world.

At Eye Care Solutions, we want to be sure you continue to experience all your world has to offer. Vishal Patel, OD, has extensive experience and expertise diagnosing and treating a wide range of eye conditions, as well as providing routine eye care services. It’s critical to have your eyes examined, even when things are going just fine.

What makes an eye exam comprehensive and why should I get one?

Your eyes need as much TLC as the rest of you, and when it comes to proper eye care, the old “read line 5” eye charts just don’t cut it. In other words, your eye health is not determined simply by the quality of your vision.

The familiar eye chart vision exam is just one part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Patel performs a battery of tests that assess your:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye muscles
  • Eye movement
  • Peripheral vision
  • Ability to see color

He performs these tests with the aid of state-of-the-art technology. In addition, he screens for serious eye conditions like macular degeneration and glaucoma, which have no symptoms early on but whose effects are irreversible. Cataracts are also a big concern and quite common.

Preserving your sight through preventive care is one of the most important goals in eye care. The first critical step is finding a responsible clinician who can care for you over the long-term.

How often do I need an eye exam?

It depends on your age, whether you wear corrective lenses, and what Dr. Patel learns from your tests and studying your family and medical history. It’s most common for you to visit us here at Eye Care Solutions annually, though it varies depending on Dr. Patel’s assessment.

Commit to proper eye care

We hope we’ve convinced you to devote as much attention to your eyes as you do to the rest of you. Vision problems have a way of sneaking up on you, but with regular care, you can get a clear view, no matter what you’re looking at.

Take the best first step to better vision and overall eye health by calling our office or requesting an appointment online. You’ll be glad to have the winner of the 2018 Best of North Atlanta in the optometrist category on your side.

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