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The Importance of Routine Eye Exams
Routine eye exams play a central role in maintaining eye health. This form of preventative eye care allows for the early detection and treatment of various eye conditions and diseases. We recommend scheduling an eye exam every year.
Patients who land in one or more of the following categories should have their eyes examined even more frequently:
- Visually impaired
- Wear contacts or glasses
- Have a chronic disease, such as diabetes
- Are 60+ years old
- Have a family history of eye disease
- Are overweight or obese
General Eye Exams
Eye doctors perform a range of tests to check patient vision and general eye health. General eye exams help them:
- Detect conditions such as refractive errors, vision changes, eye muscle issues, and eye cancer
- Provide accurate eyeglasses and contact prescriptions
- Offer practical eye care tips
Diabetic Eye Exams
The doctor will check for damage to the retina’s blood vessels, which is a sign of diabetic retinopathy. This eye condition affects people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and can cause vision loss and blindness.
Plaquenil is a medicine used to treat inflammatory conditions and malaria. When taken over time, Plaquenil can cause vision problems such as retinal damage. Retinal damage causes vision loss. Doctors use Plaquenil checks to look for any retinal damage.
3 Common Eye Conditions
Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is a condition in which one eye is weaker and wanders due to a lack of focus. Amblyopia is the #1 cause of childhood vision loss.
Blepharitis occurs when the eyelids of both eyes become inflamed. This condition is caused by clogged oil glands near the eyelashes. While typically chronic, Blepharitis doesn't cause permanent vision damage.
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, occurs when blood vessels of the conjunctiva become inflamed or infected. Common symptoms include redness and itchiness while common causes include bacterial infections, viral infections, and allergic reactions. Conjunctivitis causes discomfort but generally no vision problems.
Industry-Leading Eye Care Technology
Specialty Eye Institute serves patients throughout Michigan and Ohio with vision solutions tailored to their unique lifestyles. Ask your doctor about Optos during your next routine eye exam. This targeted technology enables our team of board-certified optometrists to inspect the retina without performing a dilation. Find a Specialty Eye Institute near you for customized eye care.