These days more people are having to find a way to do more with less. Using coupons to save money or using their shopping reward card for a few more cents off. Unfortunately the same approach is being taken when it come to eye care. Our staff, like many others in the healthcare industry, fields calls daily about how much an exam costs or how much are the glasses.
One of the more common misconceptions out there is an eye screening is as good as an eye exam. That simply isn't the case. Usually, when a patient has an eye screening done it is done without the eye being dilated. You may be asked to read an eye chart to see how your vision is and the doctor will look into your eye looking for any medical issues there might be; things like cataracts, signs of diabetes or hypertension.
A thorough eye examination should include multiple steps. First visual acuity is assessed at near and far by reading different eye charts. Next eye pressure is checked. If the eye pressure is to high inside the eye it could be caused by an eye disease called Glaucoma. Left untreated it could lead to impaired vision or complete loss of sight. Finally, they eye should be dilated. This step is crucial to maintain the overall health of your eyes. When the eye is dilated it allows the pupil to become larger so the doctor can get a really good look at what is going on inside the eye.
The retina is the only part of the body where you can see living tissue non invasively. It's possible through a dilated exam for a physician to detect diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and other disorders long before your medical doctor. If you haven't had a thorough eye examination in a while make an appointment to do so. Don't settle for just an eye screening. You only ave two eyes... make a commitment to take care of them.
To schedule with our office phone (419) 334-8121 or (419) 435-3482. You can also request an appointment online

Contact Eye Centers Of Northwest Ohio

2311 Hayes Avenue
Fremont, Ohio 43420
(419) 334-8121
622 Parkway Drive
Fostoria, Ohio 44830
(419) 435-3482
Fremont: (419) 334-8121 - Fostoria: (419) 435-3482