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Posted on 11-18-2015

Benefits of Regular Eye Exams

If you cannot remember the last time you had a vision exam, you may have eye or health problems that are undiagnosed and affecting your vision. Our New York City Optometrist wants you to know the importance of having regular eye exams. We proudly serve the residents of the Washington Heights community and the surrounding areas.

Catch Eye Diseases Early with an Eye Exam from our New York City Optometrist

new york city optometrist with eye exam chartAn annual eye exam with our New York City optometrist can help maintain your vision by catching common eye diseases early and providing you with up-to-date corrective lenses. Most eye diseases, like Glaucoma and AMD, occur as we age, but if you have a family history of AMD or glaucoma, you could develop the disease early. Common childhood eye problems include lazy eye, eye tracking and teaming problems, color blindness and depth perception problems. By getting your eyes and your children's eyes examined regularly, these eye problems can be detected and corrected through various treatment options.

Spot Health Problems Early with our New York City Optometrist in Washington Heights

Certain health problems that are not directly related to the eyes can cause vision problems as well. This is why our New York City eye doctor serving the Washington Heights area recommends yearly eye examinations even for people that do not need glasses or contacts.

The eyes can tell a lot about a person's health. The small blood vessels and nerves are sensitive to certain changes in the body, including high blood sugar and elevated blood pressure. When blood sugar becomes elevated for an extended period of time, it can affect the optic nerve and the small blood vessels in the back of the eye, causing noticeable vision loss before the individual realizes they have diabetes.

Having undiagnosed high blood pressure also damages the small blood vessels in the eyes, and it rarely causes symptoms until the vision loss is severe. The best way to protect your vision and find these vision damaging illnesses is by regularly scheduling eye examinations. A thorough eye examination can detect damage to the blood vessels, retina and optic nerve.

To schedule an appointment at our Washington Heights eye clinic, call us at (646) 663-5080.

When was the last time you had your eyes examined by our New York City optometrist?

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