Everyone wants to see better, and it’s simple enough to get the ideal pair of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses here at Throggs Neck Optical. But there’s more to what we offer, and that includes our eye health exams. If your ocular well-being is not given its due attention, you cannot enjoy improved vision regardless of your corrective eyewear. That’s why our eye doctor in the Bronx recommends that you come in annually for a visit.
There are a variety of potential threats to your eye health, including infections like conjunctivitis (pink eye). But that’s the type of concern for which you will have obvious symptoms. And with prompt care, there is no reason to think that you will suffer any long term impact. However, there are four common eye diseases that can lead to eye damage, vision loss, and even blindness, all of which could be irreversible. Worse still, these four conditions do not have any noticeable indications until they reach an advanced stage. If that sounds alarming, you’re not incorrect. Fortunately, our eye doctor in the Bronx can detect the presence of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy using some basic tests during our eye health exams. Early diagnosis means timely treatment and management. There are no cures, but it’s entirely possible to slow the progress of vision loss or to stop the process entirely with the right approach from our eye doctor in the Bronx. And difficulties like leaking retinal blood vessels or optic nerve damage can be prevented entirely. The effects of cataracts on your vision are usually reversed with a pair of special eyeglasses or contact lenses. For latter stage eye disease and/or eye harm, you may need more specialized treatment, up to and including surgery.
We urge you to reach out to our office right now to arrange a trip to our office for an eye health exam.