Taking care of your overall eye health is vital, but unfortunately there are many people who are unaware of just how important it is that they see an eye doctor once a year. Many people often reserve visits to the eye doctor in the event of an emergency, and while emergencies can provide great reasons to seek eye care, it is imperative that people of all ages and states of eye health visit their eye doctor about once every year or so for routine checkups. Here at Family Eyecare of Brighton, our Brighton CO optometrist, Dr. Kellie Stennis, can provide you with the comprehensive care that you need.
Everyone should have their eyes checked by an eye doctor about once a year or so, if not more. Additional visits may be necessary if you begin to exhibit symptoms that need diagnosis or treatment, if you are at risk for any certain eye diseases or conditions, or if you already have an eye related issue that requires treatment and continuous monitoring. Individuals should ideally begin seeing their eye doctor from about the time that they are six months of age or so. Your eyes are examined upon exiting the womb, but your eyes, as well as the rest of your body, will continue to grow and develop. With proper eye care, your eye doctor can monitor your development and spot any changes before they create long term vision impairment problems. Eye exams here at Family Eyecare of Brighton look at all aspects of your eye health and can even tell you a bit about your general health as well. A full eye exam with our Brighton CO optometrist will look at all working parts involved in your eye, which requires that your pupils be dilated. This allows Dr. Stennis to examine your retina, the light sensitive tissue that transmits information and images to the brain for processing. Dr. Stennis may also be able to tell whether you have diabetes or high cholesterol by looking at your eyes, too. She will also look at the whites of your eyes, look for any issues with the cornea and will test your vision.
If you are in need of an eye exam, call us here at Family Eyecare of Brighton today. We can make sure that you meet with our Brighton CO optometrist and get the complete eye care that you need.
By Family Eyecare of Brighton
October 19, 2015