Vision disorders affect approximately 12 million people over the age of 40 in the United States. However, anyone at any age can be negatively impacted by vision disorders. From blurry vision to serious eye pain, vision disorders must be treated immediately, so they do not worsen or lower your quality of life.
One of the best ways to protect your eye health from worsening is by maintaining routine eye exams. Eye exams are essential for protecting your vision and eye health long-term. Dr. Wacasey is our therapeutic optometrist in Longview and has ample experience in helping patients find relief from vision disorders. Through high-quality eye care and eye exams, Dr. Wacasey can help restore and improve your vision.
Do I Need an Eye Exam?
If you're an adult under the age of 40, getting an eye exam every two or three years is recommended. After the age of 40, you should get an eye exam every year. However, eye exams are an essential part of routine care for people with pre-existing eye conditions.
Younger people with vision disorders should check in with our optometrist every one to two years. This depends on the severity of your vision disorder. In addition, it's a good idea to stop by for an eye care exam if you are experiencing symptoms such as:
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Eye pain
- Red eyes
- Dry eyes
- Worsening vision
How Can an Optometrist Help?
Our optometrist will conduct an eye exam that will include vision tests, dilating your eye, and taking a deep look inside the structure of your eye. This will help us determine the root cause of any underlying vision issues and inspect the overall health of your eye.
Our optometrist might also conduct other tests, such as measuring your eye pressure. This is an important part of eye care, as high eye pressure can lead to other vision disorders.
Our optometrist will then determine whether or not you need prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. They can then prescribe the proper treatment for your vision disorder, as well as provide follow-up eye care for pre-existing vision disorders such as:
and other eye diseases.
Visit Us for Quality Eye Care in Longview
Dr. Wacasey and his team are here to provide high-quality eye care and eye exams to help you start seeing clearly and restore your vision. Call our Longview, TX clinic at (903) 663-1550 today to set up an appointment.