Eye and Vision Exams from Omaha Primary Eye Care
Regardless of a person's history of vision problems, it is important that everyone exercise good eye care in order to take care of their vision and eye health. This can be achieved by visiting a Doctor of Optometry at Omaha Primary Eye Care in Omaha, NE for a regular comprehensive eye exam. Seeing an eye doctor is about more than simple vision testing with a standard eye chart. We'll also check for early signs of eye disease, and our optometrist can help address issues that may go beyond typical nearsightedness or farsightedness.
When To Get Eye and Vision Exams
Nearly everyone should get some sort of eye exam at least every two years. At Omaha Primary Eye Care, our eye exams not only check for refractive errors in your vision, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism but our optometrist can also identify early signs of diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and even diabetes because of subtle changes to your eyes. In the early stages, treatment for these conditions is very effective, but they are harder to treat as they progress.
If you are over 40 or have a personal or family history of problems with your eyes or vision, more frequent exams, usually yearly, may be necessary. After the age of 40 many people who have a history of nearsightedness develop a condition called presbyopia where farsighted symptoms begin to increase, even as they continue to be nearsighted. Multifocal lenses may be necessary at this stage, and more frequent vision monitoring may be necessary, usually every year or more often if you have an eye condition. Depending on your risk, we may ask you to have more frequent exams. Those over 60 have an additional risk of developing eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration or cataracts, which as often caught during a comprehensive eye exam.
Managing Eye Conditions Through Visits to the Eye Doctor
Getting eye exams can also help you manage various eye conditions such as dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and others. These conditions can be monitored and managed through medications, injections, and drops and their progression slowed by getting eye exams and treatments more frequently.
Pre and Post Operative Exams
If you have refractive errors such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, you may be a candidate for permanent corrective eye surgery such as LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis). For most who undergo it, vision correction is complete or nearly complete, but having the surgery does not eliminate the need to see an eye doctor. At Omaha Primary Eye Care, we can evaluate your vision and determine whether this procedure has a high likelihood of success. If it does, we will refer you to an eye surgeon and keep up with post-operative care as needed and manage any related conditions you may experience after LASIK, as some develop dry eye symptoms, or find that they still need lenses or reading or computer work.
Call Omaha Primary Eye Care Today!
To learn more about the eye exams we offer, or to schedule one for yourself or a loved one contact us at Omaha Primary Eye Care in Omaha, NE at (402) 330-3000 for an appointment.