Is it really necessary to get annual eye exams? Well, at EyeCare Associates of San Bernardino, our answer is a resounding yes. There are two very good reasons why you should have your eyes checked by our optometrist in Rialto once every year. First, whether you currently wear eyeglasses and contacts or you’ve never worn either before, your vision undergoes continual change. What was true a year ago can easily be different now. We don’t want you to have to settle for just adequate eyesight when you can have the best vision possible.
The second reason is that as part of our exams, our optometrist in Rialto will screen you for the most common eye diseases. This may not seem like that big a deal, especially if you have no symptoms. But the thing is that cataracts, glaucoma, which can affect anyone at any age, along with other eye conditions, have no obvious signs during their early stages. That means you could have an eye disease that is progressing and you wouldn’t be aware of it until you began to experience a loss of vision or damage to your eyes, either of which might not be reversible. Early detection is linked to the best outcomes with all diseases, including those of the eyes. Macular degeneration is a disease that typically occurs in people age 40 and older, while diabetic retinopathy is applicable to those who have type one or type two diabetes. Of course, you will be screened for those diseases for which you are prone.
There are some indications that you might need new or updated glasses or contacts, such as having blurred vision, having to squint to see things, and headaches that are caused by eye strain. But even if you are not experiencing any of these signs, optimal vision can have a positive impact on your life, making it easier for you to do all the things that are part of your daily routine, including using the computer, reading, and driving. Our optometrist in Rialto will perform a series of tests to gauge your level of vision up close, at a distance, in-between, and side-to-side. Bring in your current prescription lenses if you have them. You will be tested with and without. Call us today and schedule your annual eye exam.