The best way to stay on top of your eye health is to schedule yearly eye exams. These visits do much more than assessing whether or not you are maintaining 20/20 vision. Eye exams also look at the internal structures of the eye and observe measurements like eye pressure, both of which could indicate hidden problems with eye health.
It is one of the easiest things ever to neglect eye health. When the eyes do not hurt, and we can see well enough, there may seem to be no reason for such a comprehensive exam process. Skipping this type of care could mean that you end up with concerning symptoms. Whether you have not seen the eye doctor in years (or ever) or you are in between routine exams, symptoms such as the following warrant a call to our Ocala eye clinic.
- Vision problems have become persistent. Small disturbances may be overlooked, but they shouldn’t be. Floaters are one example; a brief flash when you blink is another. These symptoms may seem minor and irrelevant. However, when they persist, they can indicate serious eye disease. The safest approach is to schedule an eye exam at the first indication of any symptom. Early treatment often restores optimal eye health.
- Vision problems develop suddenly. Whether you wear corrective lenses or not, your vision should remain relatively stable from one visit to the next. If flashes or floaters occur suddenly, or you notice that your vision seems blurred and fuzzy, see your eye doctor.
- Night vision has worsened. Sometimes, impaired night vision is the first indication of diminished eye health. In some cases, night vision may degrade simply due to changes in vision, which can be corrected with either refractive eye surgery or eyeglasses (or contact lenses). However, nighttime visual disturbances such as halos or blurring may also stem from a bigger issue with eye health.
- A medical condition has developed. The eyes are directly affected by health conditions such as diabetes. If you are diagnosed with this medical problem, it is wise to schedule an eye exam with an experienced ophthalmologist.
We would love to help you manage your eye health with friendly service, including exams and necessary treatments. Call (352) 237-8400 to schedule a visit to Central Florida Eye Institute.