It is important for children and adults to have regular eye exams to monitor their eye health and check for problems. Conditions that are often detected during eye exams include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.
This is especially important for anyone who has a family history of eye problems or has a higher risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, work conditions or medications. All children and adults should have their eyes examined every two years, and those with eye or vision issues should visit their optometrist yearly or bi-yearly.
At Allegan Eyecare we offer comprehensive exams that cover all aspects of your vision and eye health. We start with questions regarding your daily life and any symptoms you may be experiencing at home or at work. We also take record of your vision, medications, and overall health. Then our optometrists perform a visual exam to take a look at your eyes and eyelids. This is done with magnification and light, and may require dilating of the pupils. We also record your eye pressure with tonometry, which is an important test to identify patients at risk of developing glaucoma.
After these tests, we review the results and discuss treatment options or corrective lens choices. Contact us at (269) 673-5100 today to schedule your eye exam.