How healthy are your eyes right now? Unless you've had a comprehensive eye exam lately, you can't answer that question with certainty, even if your vision hasn’t changed at all. Fortunately, the optometrists at Highlands Optometry can definitively answer that question for you, as well as prescribe any kind of primary care you meet need to keep your vision in good shape. We offer a variety of eye exam services and technologies for the residents of Wise, Bristol, and the surrounding areas.
Eye exams are important for people of all ages. For children, pediatric eye exams help to identify any developmental issues that might affect vision. For seniors, comprehensive eye exams can reveal the presence of age-related eye disorders such as macular degeneration or cataracts. For working-age adults, comprehensive eye and vision exams help our optometrists diagnose and correct common vision issues such as presbyopia and other refractive errors.
You might assume that your eyes are fine as long as you aren't experiencing any noticeable vision symptoms, but you might be wrong. Many eye diseases can cause serious damage long before you develop significant vision problems. In the case of disorders such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or macular degeneration, the damage may be irreversible. That's why you need to know what's going on in your eyes from one year to the next. The sooner we are aware of diseases and disorders, the sooner we can start treating them, possibly saving you from severe visual impairment or total blindness.
Highlands Optometry recommends annual eye exams as the smartest way to stay on top of eye and vision issues. We invest in state-of-the-art tools and techniques to help us evaluate eyes and vision as accurately as possible. In addition to standard measures such as the use of the Snellen eye chart, we can provide such advanced options as:
Optos - Our Optos retinal scanning machine can view the majority of your eyes' interiors without any need to dilate your pupils. The result is a panoramic, full-color digital image that we can review with you and keep on file.
OCT - Ocular coherence tomography, or OCT, can evaluate cross-sections of retinal tissue to detect diseases and disorders.
Matrix and Humphrey visual field analysis - Both of these techniques can detect peripheral vision loss related to glaucoma.
You can protect your eyes and vision for many years to come, but the first step is to schedule that eye exam. Call our Wise and Bristol eye doctors at (276) 466-4227