Many serious eye diseases don’t display any symptoms until late in the disease process when the damage to your vision is often irreversible. Fortunately, your annual routine eye exam screens for a wide variety of common, treatable conditions including: glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Signs of many systemic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol are also visible within the eye, making your annual eye exam even more important. Be vigilant about seeing your eye doctor every year and help save your vision!
Medical Eye Exam
We offer screening, evaluation and treatment of many eye conditions including:
- Contact Lens Related Eye Conditions
- Red Eyes or Pink Eyes
- Dry Eyes
- Allergy Eyes
- Dry Eyes
- Lid Conditions, i.e sty or swollen lids
- Foreign Body Removal
- Cataract Consultation and Co-Management
- Diabetic Eye Evaluation
- Glaucoma Evaluation
Medical eye exams are designed to help those with acute onset of eye diseases such as, contact lens related eye conditions, pink eye, dry eyes, swollen lids, and foreign body removal. We also diagnose and monitor a number of common and treatable eye conditions such as diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration during a medical eye exam. Early disease detection can help save your vision. If left untreated, many of these conditions can become very serious – some even resulting in blindness. Be informed and be smart about your visual health!
Services Included in Medical Eye Exams
Medical eye exams are different from routine vision exams. Medical eye exams are done specifically for medical conditions that can affect the eyes. In order for certain eye conditions to be diagnosed and treated, these exams are considered necessary from a medical standpoint. These types of exams also cover pre-existing conditions that need monitoring on a regular basis and follow-up care, as well as a referral to an eye surgeon or specialist. Eye doctors who perform medical eye exams can write prescriptions for medications that are needed to treat eye conditions or diseases.
Those who plan on having a medical eye exam done should note that these exams do not include routine eye care, such as corrective lenses. Routine eye care, such as vision tests, is handled during a routine vision exam or checkup. Medical eye exams also do not require patients to have a vision benefits rider on their health insurance. Those who have systemic conditions that can lead to eye damage, such as diabetes, or those who have an eye condition or disease that affect vision, such as cataracts, should undergo a medical eye exam as often as recommended in order to ensure that their eyes stay as healthy as possible.
Most causes of irritated eyes are treated in our office. In some cases, it may be necessary to refer you to a specialist.