You may have never needed eyeglasses your whole life. Yet, your healthcare provider keeps on insisting that you get an eye exam at least once every two years. Why?
Monitoring Possible Eye Problems
Eye exams do more than just check your visual acuity (which refers to your ability to see clearly, with 20/20 representing standard optical clarity). They are also essential in monitoring possible signs of eye problems like glaucoma, which is an umbrella term that refers to eye conditions that damage the optic nerve and is the leading cause of blindness, and cataracts, which refers to the lens in your eye becomes cloudy. This can permanently impair vision if left untreated.
Gauging the Effects of Devices
These eye exams are also essential to clients and patients that spend a lot of time looking at digital screens like mobile phones and computer monitors. Constant exposure to these digital screens can cause a significant amount of eye strain, especially among younger patients. Through an eye exam, doctors can monitor and check for possible damage to your visual acuity and clarity as heavily exposed eyes can become sore, strained and even have blurry, darkened vision.
Light Sensitivity Issues
Even if you have 20/20 vision and require no corrective lenses to see clearly, your eyes may be susceptible to the effects of strong light sources, which can heavily affect how you live your life. Having light-sensitive eyes that aren’t assisted or protected can cause severe discomfort when exposed to certain amounts of light and can make going outside during the day a very painful and stressful action. But with regular eye exams, your doctor will be able to see if you’re extra sensitive to light and offer you the use of sunglasses to help you see more comfortably.
Need an eye doctor to examine that feeling in your eye? Guilford Eye Center has continuously provided outstanding service and attention to the eye care needs of its clients and patients since 2001. We also offer services that use only the latest technology to provide state-of-the-art eye care for patients with diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye and all types of acute eye infections. With doctors that have more than six decades of experience combined, we are certain that we can exceed your expectations when it comes to eye care!
For any inquiries, contact us at (336) 292-4516, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve clients and patients in Greensboro, NC.