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Posted on 09-11-2017
Taking measures to care for your eyes play an important role in preventing a loss of vision. By working with your optometrist in Williamsburg, Virginia, you obtain the eye care you need to keep your eyes in good health and avoid serious problems that may develop without eye exams.
Eye exams at the Eye Center of Virginia are an evaluation of your eye health. It provides a screening for common visual complications or problems based on your risks and concerns. Dr. Schultz provides a vision screening, checks for eye conditions, and discusses your medical history to ensure that potential problems are caught before it impacts your vision.
The reason an eye exam is important for your visual health is the potential to catch problems at an early stage. Certain ailments, like cataracts or glaucoma, require early treatment to slow the progression of the condition. Early detection is essential for vision care because it allows Dr. Schultz to develop a long-term plan to limit the risks to your eyes from an ailment.
An eye exam starts with a discussion with an optometrist. We ask about your current vision, changes to your vision and your medical history. We also discuss any medications you take for your health. Since eye care relates directly to your physical health and certain ailments may impact your vision care, we ask about your medical health. For example, diabetes may result in diabetic retinopathy or related eye conditions. By discussing your medical health, we identify potential risks to your eyes.
After clarifying the risks, we do a vision screening and test your eyes for specific risk factors. We may dilate your eyes and test the pressure in your eyes as part of the exam.
Keeping your eyes healthy requires a regular evaluation of potential risks and concerns. At Eye Center of Virginia, we offer comprehensive exams to provide proper vision care. To learn more about our exams or to set up an appointment, call (757) 229-1131 today.
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