If you it’s been a long time since you’ve been to the eye doctor for a Bernards eye exam, you should schedule an appointment with an experienced eye doctor as soon as you can. Getting a yearly eye examination at a quality eye care practice like Somerset Hills Eye Care Center is important to do even if you are not experiencing any symptoms or vision problems.
Some people mistakenly believe that eye exams are only needed if there are noticeable vision problems or if there is an acute eye problem like an eye infection. However, that is not the case at all. Everyone regardless of age, needs to get a regular comprehensive eye exam. The exam needs to be done on average every year. The only exceptions are if one has eye problems or if the eye doctor recommends a different Bernards eye exam schedule. When you get you eye exam on an annual basis, it allows the eye doctor enough time to detect eye diseases or conditions quickly enough for early diagnosis and treatment. Early treatment of eye conditions is very important since conditions are easier to treat in the beginning stages and early treatment allows for the best possible outcome. Also, many eye conditions don’t have any symptoms until they’ve advanced. During your yearly exam, you eye doctor will evaluate you for many things. The exam is an essential tool for measuring your eye health and goes well beyond checking you for refraction errors, so he can provide you with the appropriate prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Your eye doctor will screen you for glaucoma, cataracts and other serious eye diseases and conditions that left untreated can steal your eyesight. If he detects a problem during the exam, he’ll address it right away. The decision to keep your annual eye exam gave you that opportunity. If you hadn’t gone to your yearly appointment, there’s a good chance you wouldn’t have known about the condition until it had advanced.
If you’re overdue for your Bernards eye exam, don’t wait. Contact our office right now to schedule your appointment.