The Importance of Eye and Vision Exams

Your eye health and vision are vital aspects of your life. That’s why it is so important to protect your eyes. A large part of protecting your eyesight rests on having an annual eye exam. Annual eye exams do more than just verify that your eyes are healthy. They also give eye doctors the chance to catch other issues before they become more advanced. In some cases, these eye exams can catch issues that are symptoms of other health issues within the body. Our team at Center Stage Optique, serving West Village and Chelsea NY, is committed to helping you maintain the health of your vision through routine eye exams.


Why Are Eye Exams Important?

Eye exams are important because they give our optometrists updates about your eye health. If you neglect your eye health, conditions could worsen and cause severe health complications. It is also easier to treat diseases if they are discovered earlier. Some diseases can even lead to vision loss.

What to Expect During an Eye Exam

During a routine eye exam, our eye doctors will check your vision, eye health, and eye functioning. To check your vision, we will perform various tests to determine if you have a refractive error. We will give you a prescription if necessary, or update your current prescription. It is important to keep your prescription current so you can get the correct eyewear. We offer a variety of eyeglasses frames if you need a pair. We can also perform a contact lens exam to see if contacts are the right fit for you. To look at your eye functioning, we will examine your peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, eye alignment, and more to make sure everything is working correctly.

What Can Eye Exams Reveal?

Our optometrists will also check your eye health to look for any number of eye diseases. We use tonometry to measure the pressure in your eye, which checks for glaucoma. An eye exam can also reveal a detached retina, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and more. We may have to dilate your eyes and perform other tests to check for eye diseases that you may be at risk for. Eye exams can also reveal other health issues unrelated to vision. It is important to catch these issues early.

Schedule Your Eye Exam

Our team at Center Stage Optique is committed to helping you maintain healthy eyes. This is why we strongly encourage all of our patients to have an annual eye exam. These eye exams are not only preventative measures, but can also help when it comes to making important adjustments in your prescription if you wear corrective lenses. We serve patients in West Village and Chelsea, NY, and surrounding areas. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.

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