ANNUAL eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Did you know that there are no pain receptors in your retina? What does that mean? Well, if you have glaucoma, retinal holes, retinal tears, retinal detachments, or thousands of other retinal diseases, you will typically not know they are there until permanent damage is done!
Retinal Damage Prevention
Getting diagnosed can prevent permanent damage at your ANNUAL eye exam and treated to prevent progression. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and a retinal exam. We perform retinal screening photographs annually to ensure your retina is (and stays) healthy.