See the New Year with Fresh Eyes!
If you’ve been putting off routine health screening exams due to Covid-19 restrictions, you’re not alone. But as we go into a new year, your Atlantic Eye ophthalmologists want to remind you that regular eye exams are vital to maintaining vision and reducing the chances of vision loss due to disease.
A comprehensive eye exam is an important step in maintaining overall eye health. At Atlantic Eye, we pride ourselves on the thoroughness of our eye exams. Your eye exam will, at the very least, include refraction (check for glasses), intraocular pressure check, and a dilation of the eye to examine the back of the eye.
Our ophthalmologists can spot eye disease early and take steps to protect your sight. Many eye conditions are silent, so by the time you notice symptoms, your vision may be partially impaired. We will check for signs of age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, ocular melanoma or glaucoma.
Your Atlantic Eye physician can also suggest personalized tips to guide healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating eye-healthy foods, exercising, and protecting your eyes from UV light. And did you know that dietary supplements for eye health have their own potential risks and benefits? Always consult your ophthalmologist before adding new supplements or vitamins.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends all healthy adults see an ophthalmologist for a comprehensive eye exam, including dilation, by age 40, and follow the prescribed schedule for future eye exams. If you are 65 or older, they recommend you have your eyes checked every year or two.
Of course, call Atlantic Eye right away if you’ve been experiencing any vision problems, like blurriness or double vision, trouble focusing on close or distant objects, frequent squinting, and headaches, or sensitivity to light or glare.
Your eye health is too important to neglect – start the new year right by calling Atlantic Eye today at 732-222-7373. And rest assured, we follow or exceed all Covid-19 safety protocols. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!