Why is It Important to Visit an Ophthalmologist?

While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, your eyes have to be healthy to do so. That’s why it’s so important to take care of them. All of the serious eye conditions and diseases can be spotted early and their effects slowed, if not reversed. But this can only happen with regular checkups.

eye examHow often should you have your eyes checked?

The majority of the population, those between the ages of 18 and 40, should have their eyes checked at least every 10 years. Because of the onset of various conditions with age, those ages 41 to 65 should visit an ophthalmologist every three to five years. Meanwhile, individuals who are 65 years and up should get checked every two years. Of course, if you have any symptoms of eye problems such as pain or floaters, an immediate checkup should be scheduled.

What can you expect during your eye checkups?  

You will only be handled by the finest specialists, Dr. Tantisira and the rest of the team. They will discuss your medical history and current medications, assessing your overall health as well as any hereditary eye problems. Why is this important? Conditions like diabetes can lead to various eye problems. From there, the checkup procedes to the various eye tests and measurements. Your three-dimensional vision and peripheral vision will be checked. The popular penlight test, which doctors normally do on general checkups, can also be expected, as this will determine the condition of the patient’s eye muscles and the pupil’s response to light.

See the world with better eyes!

Eye examinations often only take less than an hour, a small price to pay for good lifelong vision. It is essential that you have your eyes checked regularly.

Are you due for an eye exam? Call Aloha Eye Clinic’s Wailuku or Kihei offices and schedule your appointment today.

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