If you haven’t had major problems with your vision or if you feel like you are seeing fine through your current contact lenses or glasses, it is easy to put off seeing a Seattle optometrist for an eye exam. But at Optometry Medical Group in Seattle, WA, our eye doctor, Dr. Le Huy Hoang, doesn’t want you to wait to come in until you notice discrepancies with your sight. That’s because it is possible that both your vision, and your overall health may be at stake, and getting an eye exam can make a big difference.

Get a comprehensive eye exam at Optometry Medical Group for more than blurry vision. Tests for eye diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma are standard. Many people who have these issues do not notice it until serious damage is done. Catching these diseases early helps you to explore all your treatment options and see better for longer. Eye exams can also check for other problems with the retinas, including age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

In addition to identifying vision issues, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, a comprehensive eye exam can also detect health issues that go far beyond vision including

  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Brain tumors

By looking into your eyes, your eye doctor can see your blood vessels, arteries, and cranial nerve in a way that even your regular physician might not see. Even if you have never needed eyeglasses, or feel you are in good health, it is possible that your eye doctor will catch a small issue before it becomes a large one.

Many people remember getting their eyes checked by the school nurse at school, and many kids today have the same experience. While vision checks are important, especially for children since vision is linked to learning, they do not take the place of an eye exam.

Eye exams check for issues with a vision that cannot easily be detected by a chart on the wall. They also check for eye health problems and diseases that can potentially lead to blocked portions of your vision or blindness. The first signs of these issues are often not noticeable, but when they are caught early, eye doctors are often able to work with patients to stop or slow the progression of a disease to save their patient’s vision.

Contact Your Seattle-based Optometrist to Schedule Your Appointment Today

If it has been a while since you have seen an eye doctor, or if you have noticed any problems with your vision, it is important to go see an optometrist in order to make sure that your health and vision stay as protected as possible.  To schedule an appointment at Optometry Medical Group in Seattle, WA, (206) 322-6915 (Rainier), (206) 395-2285 (22nd Ave).