Many people think than an eye exam is needed only when their vision begins to blur. Unfortunately, that is not always true. Eyes, just like the rest of yourbody, undergo gradual changes as you age.
Unlike the rest of your body, your eyes rarely hurt when something is wrong. In the early stages of some conditions and diseases, your vision may not be affected. This is true of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and complications from diabetes, and high blood pressure.
The eye is unique and many systemic diseases can be detected during a routine eye exam. Diseases such as cancer, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and heart disease can be detected during your eye exam. Regular annual examinations are necessary to maintain healthy eyes. Dr. Blake will look for symptoms of disease during an examination, as well as any changes that have occurred in your vision since your last checkup. Early detection of any problem allows treatment to take place and in some cases, it can stop or slow a condition from becoming worse.
We offer a comprehensive eye examination that could uncover symptomless, potentially sight threatening eye disorders or diseases that are not found by a simple vision screening.