Routine Eye Exams are Essential
Routine eye exams are recommended for everyone, but especially for those that wear glasses and/or contact lenses. Your vision can change significantly over time, even if the changes are seemingly undetectable, clear, healthy vision is such an important part of our daily lives that even a slightly enhanced prescription can make a world of difference in your quality of life.
A comprehensive, routine eye exam tests everything from your visual acuity and focusing ability, to the health and wellbeing of your eyes, and the early detection and treatment of any number of common vision conditions including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and others.
The team of experienced doctors and opticians at BOE take the time to evaluate the health of your eyes and the strength of your vision, determine the right prescription for you the first time, and fit you with the best treatment plan or eyewear necessary.
Looking Out for Your Eyes
If you’re already a BOE patient and someone who checks their email regularly enough, you may have seen an automated email from our office reminding you it’s time to set up an appointment. It’s not the kind of thing we always remember to do, so it’s good to know that BOE is always looking out for your eyes!
Berlin Optical Expressions is a family optometry practice founded on a commitment to personal, professional eye care, attention to all our patients’ individual needs, and providing you the best experience possible with outstanding customer service, an incomparable optical showroom, and an unrivaled team of professional opticians.
Routine Eye Exams Are Essential
You don’t have to take it from us, the national health professionals at the CDC agree, “…about 11 million Americans over age 12 need vision correction—but it’s just one of the reasons to get your eyes examined. Regular eye exams are also an important part of finding eye diseases early and preserving your vision.”
So, what do we mean by routine? Children’s eyes should be checked regularly by an eye doctor or pediatrician, at least once between age 3 and 5 years to screen for signs of amblyopia (lazy eye). People with diabetes should have a dilated eye exam every year, and some people who may be at higher risk for glaucoma should have a dilated eye exam every 2 years. Ask your eye doctor if you might fall into that category.
Unfortunately, many eye diseases are fairly common and can go unnoticed for a long time, both because they may have few noticeable symptoms in the early stages, and because people are not getting regular eye exams. Comprehensive eye exams are essential to detect eye diseases in the early stages when treatment to prevent vision loss is most effective, and to keep your vision at its best.
BOE is experienced at handling all your essential eye care needs, treating with the latest in diagnostic and optometric equipment, and ensuring that your vision is as vibrant and clear as possible. Schedule your routine eye exam today!