The Importance of Annual Eye Exams
When you can’t see well, you miss out on so much. Annual eye exams can help you continue to see the world clearly. Dr. Lan O’Donnell at O’Donnell Eye Institute in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, offers comprehensive vision care services, including annual eye exams, to help you enjoy your best vision.
What You Need To Know About Annual Eye Exams
Poor vision can sneak up on you. At first, all you may notice is a little difficulty seeing road signs from far away or reading the fine print. As time goes on, your vision changes too. Annual eye exams can help monitor your vision, so our doctor can make any changes necessary. These are just a few of the eye conditions which can develop:
- Pink eye
- Eye allergies
- Lazy eye
- Removal of a foreign body
- Macular degeneration
- Corneal ulcers
When your eye doctor sees you regularly, diagnosis and treatment can happen much earlier. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to maintaining good vision. During your annual eye exam, our eye doctor will measure and record your:
- Peripheral vision
- Depth perception
- Eye muscle balance
- Ability to distinguish color
- Focus and tracking ability
- Eye pressure to diagnose glaucoma
Your eye doctor will also check for any signs of hypertension which might be affecting your vision, and perform a bio-microscopic evaluation of the structures in your eyes. After your annual eye exam, our eye doctor will determine your prescription and can recommend contact lenses, glasses, or other options for vision correction.
Want To Know More?
Scheduling an annual eye exam is one of the easiest, most effective ways to maintain your vision. Don’t miss out on seeing the world around you. To find out more about the importance of annual eye exams and other vision services, call Dr. Lan O’Donnell at O’Donnell Eye Institute in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. You can reach her in the office by calling (850) 622-4000, so call today.