General eye exams should include not only a visual acuity check but also an eye health evaluation. At Advanced Lasik in Manhattan, New York City, Long Beach, California, and Pasadena, California highly rated ophthalmologist Randa Garrana, MD, believes in thorough checkups that consider your whole-eye wellness. To get top-notch comprehensive eye care, use online scheduling or call the Advanced Lasik office nearest you.
General eye exams are important in preventive care. Dr. Garrana can diagnose problems like cataracts and glaucoma, monitor chronic conditions, and make sure that your vision correction is always up-to-date through general eye exams.
In a general eye exam, Dr. Garrana can diagnose serious eye disease even before you have obvious symptoms, allowing you to treat the problem before you suffer serious vision loss.
Dr. Garrana starts with an interview in which you'll discuss your medical and eye health history. This information helps Dr. Garrana tailor the exam to your needs. Most general eye exams include the following:
A general eye exam can include dilation, which allows Dr. Garrana to get an improved view during the ophthalmoscopy or slit-lamp exam of the inside of your eye.
Dr. Garrana recommends the following general guidelines for most patients.
If you have a chronic condition that puts your eye health at risk, for example, diabetes, you need eye exams annually or more often. Also, patients who have a family history of eye disease or are already diagnosed with an eye condition like glaucoma need more frequent eye exams.
To get a general eye exam from a leading ophthalmology expert, use online scheduling or call the Advanced Lasik office closest to you today.