There are many eye diseases which show no obvious symptoms in the early stages. However, it is during this early time in the course of the disease that the disease can be causing permanent vision problems. For this reason, it is very important that you have yearly eye exams. If you have had a vision screening, it is most likely not the same thing as having an eye exam. We welcome all people to come to our vision practice, Metropolitan Optical, for a comprehensive eye exam in Capitol Hill.
At our vision practice, our expert optometrist, Dr. Saba Ayalew, can provide you with a complete eye exam in Capitol Hill. Many people, especially students, may have a vision screening during the course of the year. However, a vision screening is not the same as a yearly eye exam. Generally, during a vision screening, a person’s visual acuity will be tested to see if they can see at a distance. This type of vision screening is often performed at schools that want to make sure that their students can see the teacher at the front of the room. However, a comprehensive eye exam is quite different. Our eye exams will not only test your eyes for visual acuity, but also for many eye diseases. At our eye exam, your eyes will be examined to see if you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. If you have any of these refractive errors, our optometrist can write an eyeglass lens or contact lens prescription for you so that you can see clearly. Your eyes will then be screened for many different eye diseases and disorders including: glaucoma; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; cataracts; dry eyes; retinal tears; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. Glaucoma is just one of the eye diseases which can be easily treated when found in its early stage during a comprehensive eye exam. However, if glaucoma is left to progress undiagnosed, it can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve.
For an appointment to have an expert eye exam in Capitol Hill, simply contact us today.