Loss of Sight May be Prevented!
Visit Your Ophthalmologist in Toledo To Save Your Sight
Many eye diseases do not cause symptoms for months or years. Therefore regular visits to Dr. Romanoff for a medical eye exam is as important as regular visits to your family physician. In many cases, early detection and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, crossed eyes and some forms of macular degeneration can prevent loss of sight and even blindness.
A comprehensive eye exam by Dr. Romanoff should be performed between the ages of 4 to 5 years of age. Thereafter, routine eye care is recommended every two years until the age of 60 when eye exams should be performed on an annual basis.
It is extremely important to have regular eye exams by a qualified eye doctor to test not only for refractive errors, eye glasses, or to rule out eye disease but also to check for possible early signs of systemic disease. One third of all systemic diseases are potentially diagnosable through an eye exam by an ophthalmologist, a medical eye doctor.
An eye exam typically evaluates:
- Visual acuity
- Refraction (a need for glasses)
- Peripheral (side) vision
- Intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eye)
- Anterior segment in the eye
- The interior and back of the eye
- Eyelid health and function
- Coordination of eye muscles
- Pupil response to light