Many people don’t visit an optometrist until something is wrong with their eyes or they experience pain. However, for some conditions, waiting for symptoms to appear can put you at risk for serious complications. Our optometrist in Fairfax, VA, explains why going for a regular eye exam and getting preventive eye care is important.
Even if you think you have perfect vision, certain factors put you at risk for eye diseases that you may not even be aware of. If you have any of the following risk factors, you should visit our optometrist for a regular eye exam to prevent problems (such as cataracts and retinal detachment) down the road:
Glaucoma is one eye condition that can cause serious damage to your vision – all without symptoms. Our optometrist can detect glaucoma during a routine exam before you sustain permanent vision loss. If you put off your exam, glaucoma can progress to the point where the damage isn’t reversible.
A regular eye exam can detect other health issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol all change the appearance of your blood vessels. By looking at your retina, our optometrist can see the condition of your blood vessels and predict how they look throughout the rest of your body. It’s critical that people with diabetes get regular checkups as well since they are at higher risk for serious eye conditions, such as diabetic eye disease.
Contact Our Optometrist in Fairfax, VA, to Learn More!
To learn more or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please contact us at any of the below phone numbers:
Arlington & Clarendon: 703-721-7754
Arlington in Ballston: 703-844-1726
Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!