Annual eye exams are essential to the health of your eyes and vision. There are many eye problems that show no symptoms at first. If not caught at the beginning stages, vision loss or severe damage to the eyes can occur. At Eye Care Center-Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC, our eye doctors provide these exams to help detect conditions of the eye and keep them at bay. Here is more information on the types of eye exams we provide at our optometry center.
Preventative Care Eye Exams
Regular annual exams with our eye doctors can help prevent permanent vision loss caused by serious eye conditions. The sooner the condition is diagnosed, the sooner you can start treatment. Early detection and treatment can preserve your vision longer.
Pediatric Eye Exams
From the time children begins preschool, they should see an optometrist every year. If your child is having vision problems, he or she may not even realize it. Strabismus is common disorder in children that affects the eye’s alignment. This condition can be best treated with corrective vision when children are young, therefore, annual pediatric eye exams are necessary.
Senior Eye Care
As you get older, your eyes are susceptible to several conditions of the eye. Age is a common risk factor for glaucoma and macular degeneration, which can result in permanent vision loss unless you begin treatment right away. Cataracts and dry eye syndrome can also be caused by age. Our optometrists can examine your eyes and offer treatment to help preserve your vision for as long as possible.
Diabetes is a very serious condition that can cause complication in several parts of the body, including your eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication that causes abnormal blood vessels to form. It can also cause blood and fluid to leak in the eye. Without proper treatment, diabetic retinopathy can result in permanent vision loss. Our eye doctors may want to monitor the progression of the disease and prescribe medication to help keep the issue under control. Frequent visits to optometry center may be needed.
Regardless of your age and the health of your eyes, annual eye exams are essential. Our eye doctors at Eye Care Center- Ballantyne in Charlotte can perform a comprehensive eye exam to make sure that you can see correctly and that you are not suffering from any conditions of the eye. If you live in Charlotte, Ballantyne, Pineville, Waxhaw, NC or in Fort Mill or Indian Land, SC, schedule an appointment with us today. You can reach us at (704) 541-5500!