The well-being of your eyes and your optimal vision are the two key reasons that we recommend you come in once per year for our eye testing in Fort Wayne. It’s vital that any eye diseases be diagnosed early, so as to prevent the most serious complications that they can cause, including vision loss and physical damage to your eyes. And with the proper, up-to-date prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses, you can look forward to a level of vision that is the very best you can achieve. But did you know that here at Fort Wayne Vision, we can also help you in the early detection of health problems in other areas of your body?
The blood vessels in your eyes can offer valuable clues that point toward high cholesterol and diabetes, two of the biggest hazards to your overall wellness. Our eye testing in Fort Wayne begins with a series of exams that gauge how well you’re seeing at all distances. The answer may be not very well. Or it may be simply adequate. Either of those should not be acceptable, however. You should be experiencing outstanding vision, and with the ideal prescription for corrective lenses, either new or an update to your existing ones, that’s exactly what you will have. Conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts can affect you at any age and regardless of your heredity or medical history. Other eye diseases are only applicable to certain people. For example, diabetic retinopathy if you have type one or type two diabetes. And macular degeneration if you’re age 40 or older. And because none of these diseases have early stage symptoms, it is all the more essential that you have our eye testing in Fort Wayne every year. And as a side benefit, indications of diabetes or high cholesterol can be determined as part of your eye exam here.
If any signs are discovered, you will be referred back to your primary physician for the appropriate follow up. Please call our office to schedule your annual eye exam.