An essential part of maintaining healthy eyes is to schedule a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Yearly comprehensive eye exams are important in preventing vision problems that can go undetected and potentially cause blindness. Early diagnosis and treatment are important in maintaining healthy eyes and good vision. our Optometrists also diagnose, treat, and manage different eye diseases such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration.
At Creative Optical, we provide a thorough evaluation of the eyes which includes but not limited to evaluating:
Glaucoma - The leading cause of blindness in the United States. The most common form of glaucoma progresses slowly with no symptoms until vision is seriously impaired.
Dilated fundus exam to assess the posterior part of the eye for:
Cataracts - A Cataract occurs when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy. As the cataract develops, the cloudiness no longer allows the lens to properly focus light on the back of the eye.
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Macular degeneration
- Other retinal diseases
In addition, a refraction is performed to determine the appropriate lens power for glasses or contacts if needed. Additional testing may be needed to further evaluate any abnormal findings or to provide a more in-depth assessment.
Optometrists diagnose, treat and manage diseases and injuries of the eye as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. If there is a need for surgery or consultation we refer to the Ophthalmologists at Jefferson Eye Surgeons.
For a dictionary of terms visit: Eye related medical terms at the Jefferson Eye Surgeons website.