Comprehensive eye examinations are extremely important. Many diseases can be detected during an eye exam including diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
It is estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of them know they have it. Glaucoma can cause blindness and in most cases people have no symptoms. Macular degeneration affects about 2 million people and it is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60.
A thorough dilated eye exam can detect these conditions and many more. Dilation may temporarily cause blurry vision and light-sensitivity; therefore, we ask that you bring a friend or family member to drive you home after your examination.