Practicing eye wellness is an investment in your vision that can help protect against potentially serious complications, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. At Optic Gallery The District in the District neighborhood of Henderson, Nevada, Alaina Lavine, OD, Tiffany Nguyen, OD, and the team perform thorough wellness exams and provide tips to help you maintain optimal eye health. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about eye wellness.
Caring for your eyes is essential to protect your vision and prevent complications from underlying conditions such as diabetes. At Optic Gallery The District, the experienced team of optometrists perform comprehensive eye wellness exams to assess your eye health. These visits allow the team to identify early eye concerns and make recommendations to help you preserve your eye health.
An eye wellness exam includes a wide range of tests and health screening, such as:
If you participate in competitive sports, your wellness exam may evaluate your eye health for athletic performance.
When you arrive at Optic Gallery The District, your optometrist reviews your medical history. They may ask questions about any medications you’re taking. This visit also serves as an opportunity to discuss any new or worsening vision concerns you’re experiencing.
Next, you complete a few vision screenings. The team may ask you to read from an eye chart across the room to determine whether you need glasses. If you already use corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses, they may perform vision screenings to assess your prescription and make any necessary changes.
The team may also dilate (enlarge) your pupils to see your eye’s internal structures. This test can help them diagnose conditions, like glaucoma or cataracts.
An eye wellness exam can help detect early signs of diseases such as:
Glaucoma causes fluid to accumulate in the eye, eventually damaging the optic nerve that sends vital information to the brain.
Diabetic retinopathy damages the small blood vessels that supply the eyes with oxygen-rich blood. It often occurs in diabetics with poorly controlled blood sugar.
Macular degeneration causes damage to the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that sends signals to the optic nerve.
Cataracts cause the lenses to cloud over, leading to blurry vision. They typically take several years to develop.
Call Optic Gallery The District or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about eye wellness.