Las Vegas eye exam
Your eye health is just as high a priority for our optometrist, Dr. Paul Thompson, as is your optimal vision. We recommend our Las Vegas eye exam once per year in order to support the goal of keeping your eyes in a high state of well-being and your eyesight as sharp and clear as possible. However, there may be times that you are experiencing symptoms between regular annual exams. When that happens, don’t hesitate to call us and schedule an appointment. Just some examples of why you may want to make a visit to our optical store include blurry vision, eye redness, eye itchiness, floaters, headaches, sudden vision loss, and eye strain.
Noticing that you have a concern, or something isn’t quite right, you may be tempted to just ignore it and hope it goes away. We urge you to not do that. You are experiencing a symptom and there is a reason for it. What that reason is can vary and certain signs can be indications of more than one eye disease, condition, or refraction disorder. What is most important is to book our Las Vegas eye exam so that you can find out. Difficulties such as these tend to grow worse, not better. And the longer you wait, the more likely that a simple issue, something that could be easily treated, will turn into something more complex and possibly even result in vision loss or eye damage, either of which might not be reversible.
Blurry vision can be a sign of a great many potential problems, but it’s never a good thing. Eye redness and itchiness could be conjunctivitis (pink eye) or it could be dry eye syndrome. Floaters are spots that appear in your field of vision and are associated with several different eye diseases. Headaches and eyestrain will most commonly reflect a need for new or updated eyeglasses or contact lenses, since it means you’re not seeing as well as you should be and you’re having to struggle, leading to the symptoms. But you should not assume that. And any sudden vision loss should be checked out right away at Las Vegas eye exam so that it can be stopped, if possible.
Eye exam in Las Vegas
What’s so important about getting our eye exam in Las Vegas? You might be thinking that you see just fine, but just fine is not the same thing as excellent. Yes, your vision changes as time passes, and if you’ve never needed to wear corrective lenses before, this might be the time when you can begin to benefit from them. Sometimes, the differences might be subtle, but improved, sharper, and clearer vision can have a huge impact on your life, making it easier to read, use a computer, drive a car, or just see that menu behind the counter at the coffee shop without squinting. And even if you have glasses or contact lenses, an updated prescription might be just the thing to boost your eyesight to a higher level.
In addition, are your current eyeglasses well-fitted? Your prescription is designed to be centered, which may not always be the case. Glasses that are too tight may pinch your nose or dig in around your ears. And when that happens, you could be motivated to not wear them when you need them the most. After all, who wants to wear something that doesn’t feel good? Loose eyeglasses are just as problematic. They can fall off your face or jiggle around when you are trying to focus. As part of our eye exam in Las Vegas, we will take a look at your current glasses to make certain that they are fitted properly to you.
Our eye exam in Las Vegas will include various tests to gauge your current level of vision. You can feel assured that if you need a new or updated prescription, you will receive one that gives you the best vision that you’re capable of achieving. And our optical department will fill them for you, with lenses made to precision.
Don’t forget that a key part of our eye exam in Las Vegas is also about your eye health. Dr. Thompson will screen you for common diseases like glaucoma and cataracts, conditions which don’t have any symptoms associated with them in their early stages. Prompt detection and diagnosis is essential for achieving the best results from available treatment and management options.