Our medical eye exams here at Maplewood Vision Care are not just simple vision screenings, but are thorough checkups that take into account your eye health. This is a critical aspect that we don’t overlook.
Our optometrist in Hillside will conduct the traditional testing of having you read from an eye chart, as well as doing a refractive assessment. Different strength lenses are placed over your eyes with the goal of identifying the ones that will provide you the sharpest, clearest vision possible. In addition, your side-to-side (peripheral) vision will be gauged. And if it turns out that you need eyeglasses or contact lenses, either new ones or an update to an existing prescription that you have, our optometrist in Hillside will provide it, and our optical department will fill it for your convenience. Medical eye exams, however, also pay close attention to whether there is any eye disease present. You might think that you can just wait until you notice symptoms and then come in, but that’s dangerous. Cataracts, glaucoma, and other common conditions do not reveal any noticeable indications until they have become advanced. And by that time, you may have sustained damage to your eyes, or a degree of vision loss, both of which could be irreversible. That’s not an acceptable outcome when there’s something that can be done to avert it. Prompt detection before the onset of symptoms gives you the best opportunity to avoid any undue harm. If you are diagnosed with eye disease, rest assured that there are treatment and management options available.
Ideally, you will have excellent vision and healthy eyes both now and in the long term. The most appropriate way to make that a reality is to contact us and arrange a time to come in for a medical eye exam with our optometrist in Hillside. Pleased contact us now.