Most people take their eyes and vision for granted. You expect to open your eyes and see the world and all its beauty. Unfortunately, for some people that doesn't happen and you never really know when that someone is going to be you. You can lower the possibility of encountering this by making sure that you visit your eye doctor for a regular eye exam. Visiting an optometrist like Dr. Christenson or Dr. Flynn at Christenson Vision Care in Hudson, WI, can help to maintain the good health of your eyes.
Some people think that you need to go to an ophthalmologist for an eye exam, but that is not the case. While both can perform eye exams and prescribe medication and glasses or contacts, only ophthalmologists are capable of performing eye surgery. Therefore, if you need cataract surgery you need an ophthalmologist, but the condition can be diagnosed and treated up to the need for surgery by an optometrist.
Like every other part of the human body, your eyes can change as you age. As your vision changes, you may need to wear glasses, and if you wear glasses, your prescription can change. In addition to just changing, your eyes can develop conditions that will affect your vision. When you get your regular eye exam from your eye doctor, he will look deeply into your eye to check your optic nerve and also check the pressure in your eye. A comprehensive eye exam can help to uncover early signs of medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain autoimmune diseases. An early diagnosis can be life-saving.
If you haven't had an eye exam in a while or you are ready for a change, give our office, Christenson Vision Care in Hudson, WI, a call at (715) 381-1234 and set up your appointment for a complete check-up. When it comes to eye health, it is always better to be proactive than to wait for symptoms of eye disease to appear.