While many eye problems can be developing or progressing without any signs to alert you to it, if you do experience certain symptoms then it is important for you to call and make an appointment with Metropolitan Optical to be examined by our Washington D.C. optometrist. Because symptoms are often not present, don’t forget to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with us once every year. This permits our eye doctor to find potential problems before they become serious, making many treatments more simple and in some cases preventing damage, including vision loss, that may not be reversible.
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Blurry vision is a symptom that can be an indication of many different concerns. It could be because you are experiencing nearsightedness or farsightedness; it could also signal an eye disease such as keratitis or diabetic retinopathy, among others. Floaters, which refer to halos surrounding light that appear in your field of vision) can likewise be a symptom of diabetic retinopathy or simply indicate a need for eyeglasses. Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that affects people with type one or type two diabetes. It blocks blood flow in the blood vessels located in the retina. Because signs such as blurry vision or floaters are common to a variety of conditions and diseases, it is essential to be checked out by our Washington D.C. optometrist. In any event, these symptoms should not be ignored.
One symptom that is nearly always an indication of a problem that should be addressed immediately is sudden vision loss. Among the possible causes are glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment. There are non-eye related possibilities also, including brain tumors and strokes, but it is not our goal to worry you. Sudden vision loss is not only a symptom of disease that needs to be addressed, but it also makes it difficult to engage in your day to day activities. Our Washington D.C. optometrist should be seen as soon as possible after experiencing any sudden vision loss. The more quickly a diagnosis is made, the more quickly treatment can be administered. If an exam turns up something that requires a specialist, you will be referred to one promptly.
When was your last eye exam? Your eyes are some of the most valuable tools each day, and it is important not to take your eye and vision health for granted. Our Washington DC optometrist and the rest of the staff here at Metropolitan Optical firmly believe in the importance of preventative eye care—mainly, the importance of receiving regular eye exams. Eye exams are such an important part of preventative eye care because they allow our Washington DC optometrist to uncover and diagnose any eye conditions or developing issues even before you aware of any symptoms, in some cases.
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During your eye exam here at Metropolitan Optical, our Washington DC optometrist will administer a series of tests in order to: determine your eyeglass prescription or update it if necessary, evaluate your binocular function, assess your eye health and check for common eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal disorders, and also to dilate your pupils as needed. Some tests involved throughout the exam include: a retinal examination, a slit lamp examination, a testing of your visual acuity, corneal topography, and more. The results of all of these assorted tests come together to form an in-depth evaluation of your eye health and visual abilities, allowing our Washington DC optometrist to give you any necessary medical advice or recommend procedures as needed.
These exams are important parts of keeping your eye health and vision in good shape as you grow older, and as your eyes and vision change throughout the different phases of your life.
If you would like to learn more about our eye exams or any of the other services provided by our Washington DC optometrist, we encourage you to visit the main Metropolitan Optical website in order to browse through some additional information. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, the friendly staff members here are ready and waiting to assist you. Feel free to contact us either by phone or online. You can also schedule your next visit with us by phone or online. We look forward to your next visit with us here at Metropolitan Optical.