People generally remember the importance of receiving a physical exam at least once a year. However, annual eye exams often get missed and patients will let their eyesight go unchecked until conditions become serious issues. After the age of 40, it is important to stay on top of your eye care, since vision rapidly deteriorates past that age. At River City Vision Center in Jacksonville, we help our patients preserve their vision with annual eye exams.
Our vision test uses both a standard wall chart and other tools to properly determine if prescription lenses are needed and how strong they need to be. Eye functioning tests aim to reveal how accurately your eyes recognize things like depth, color, and whether or not they are responding to light properly. It also takes a look at things like peripheral (side) vision, eye muscle strength, and whether your eyes are moving together properly. Eye pressure is also tested and can help to diagnose eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration early on.
The diagnostic power of an eye exam does not end with problems with eye and vision health. It can also lend clues to potential problems with a person's general health that can lead to a further investigation with their primary care provider. Eye doctors regularly diagnose diabetes and can also identify autoimmune diseases, blood pressure issues, and even cancer.
Many diseases that can compromise vision loss often do not show any early symptoms. This includes macular degeneration and cataracts. The longer a condition is left untreated, the harder it is to alleviate symptoms. Our experienced staff can identify potential problems that can rob you of your vision and healthy eyes.
At River City Vision Center, our team is committed to providing top-quality eye care and helping patients understand how eyes contribute to their overall health. We believe being proactive with eye exams can make eye health easier to manage in the long run. Give us a call at 904-696-2027 or visit us at our Jacksonville location to find out how we can help.
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