Why Eye Exams are Important

Comprehensive eye exams are designed to evaluate the complete health of your eyes, including checking for early signs of serious eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and detached retina. This exam is very different than a vision check, which only assesses your visual acuity. Comprehensive eye exams should only be performed by a licensed eye doctor, an optometrist or ophthalmologist. An experienced, skilled eye doctor will also be able to detect early signs of serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and risk of stroke, based on the appearance of delicate blood vessels and other structures within the eye.

Comprehensive Eye Exams at Belcara Health

At Belcara Health, our Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Richard Adler provides comprehensive eye care to men and women of all ages focused on maintaining good eye health, prevention and early detection of common eye diseases.

During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Adler will check the health of your eyes inside and out, and include all aspects of your vision for:

  • Signs of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • Condition and health of each individual eye
  • Eye alignment to be sure they are working efficiently together
  • Focusing issues, blurry vision, and eye strain

Your complete eye exam will also include evaluating your eyes for early signs and detection of eye diseases including:

Dry eye:  a condition affecting millions of Americans that presents itself with symptoms of grittiness, blurry vision, eye strain and fatigue.

Cataracts: a progressive eye disease where the clear lens inside your eye becomes cloudy and causes a decrease in vision.

Glaucoma: a set of eye diseases that affects nearly 3 million people. Glaucoma can steal your sight without warning, making routine eye exams essential for prevention.

High blood pressure and Diabetes: early signs can be detected by examining the blood vessels and the retina of your eye.

After your complete exam, Dr. Adler will discuss your results and if needed, make recommendations and treatment options best suited to your individual needs for maintaining and preserving quality eye health for a lifetime.

Make a commitment to your health and vision. Call us for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adler at 410.296.0414.

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