We are conveniently located in the Walmart Vision Center on Davis & 951 (Collier Blvd.)
Eye health is determined through regular exams to establish the extent and rate of progression of a condition. At a minimum, an annual comprehensive eye exam is highly recommended regardless of age. A comprehensive eye exam is absolutely necessary to determine developing vision issues and the progression of chronic conditions.
A comprehensive exam establishes treatment options such as corrective glasses, lenses or surgical options In some cases, vision issues are related to Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, or Cardiovascular disease. After testing, patients receive referrals for treatment of medical conditions, or needing surgery. In cases where prescriptions need to be filled, the practice provides guidance on obtaining prescription glasses, bifocals, reading glasses or multifocal contact lenses.
Several eye conditions are degenerative without external warning signs. For example, if you are suffering from frequent headaches, eye strain and eye fatigue during driving or any other strenuous activity, you may be suffering from Myopia (nearsightedness) or Hyperopia (trouble focusing on objects that are up close) or astigmatism (blurry vision).
Particularly, the retina, which is a delicate lining at the back of the eye similar to film in a camera,
enables you to see. Light strikes the retina through the lens in your eye and produces a picture which is
then sent to the brain, an unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals to your brain which can result in impaired
vision or blindness. Though most issues with the retina could be serious conditions, most can be treated with early
detection. Further, serious eye disease, including partial loss of vision, often times
develops without warning and progresses with no early symptoms, the best outcomes are often achieved by early detection.
Advanced testing, which you can opt for during the comprehensive exam, captures an image of more than
80% of your retina, compared to only about 40% in traditional testing methods. This test aids in early
detection of retinal problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retina detachments, and systemic
diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. An annual, permanent record on your medical file
will enable the doctor track results over time and diagnose potential eye disease early.
We highly recommend Optos Daytona Retinal Imaging as an integral part of your exam. Ask your doctor about getting these retinal pictures and schedule your comprehensive eye examination.