Statistics show that one in five Americans put off having yearly eye exams, and our well-educated staff, at Lens Lab Express, can’t stress enough the importance of yearly eye exams. When yearly eye exams are skipped, serious problems that can threaten your eyesight can be missed, as well as the necessary treatments to remedy them. Yearly eye exams are a necessary part of total health maintenance and our Woodside Queens eye doctor will check for common eye diseases, evaluate your eyes to see how well they work together, and assess them as an indicator of your overall health. Treatment options may be vision therapy, a prescription for contact lenses or glasses, medical treatment for eye disease, or eye vitamins. Whatever your age, yearly eye exams are important to see more clearly today, and make sure you continue to see clearly tomorrow.
Good vision is also linked to the learning process so yearly eye exams for children play an important role since schoolwork can be affected. When vision problems go undetected, your child may not perform their best at school, and that is when we definitely recommend having their eyes checked with our Woodside Queens eye doctor. Adults should have their eyes tested yearly as well, in order to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. The dedicated staff at Lens Lab Express provides exceptional eye care, starting out with comprehensive eye exams for your entire family.
In addition to determining your most up-to-date prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, during a comprehensive eye exam with our Woodside Queens eye doctor, a variety of tests will also be performed to evaluate your eyes. These tests will include having you read an eye chart, to more complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to see the tiny structures inside your eyes. You can expect a thorough eye exam to take about an hour, but that depends on how involved the tests are to evaluate your vision and the total health of your eyes. Many people are not aware of this, but optometrists are often the first health care provider to discover chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. High cholesterol and high blood pressure can also be detected by looking at your eye’s blood vessels and retina. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism will also be checked for as these are common conditions that affect your eyesight. Taking all these facts into consideration, our Woodside Queens eye doctor explains to our patients why yearly eye exams are so important.