You may not know it, but your eyesight is a vital thing to take care of. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what type of profession you have. You can be at risk for eye problems and diseases that may lead to severe problems if left untreated. This article explores ways an eye specialist can help you with taking care of your eyes.
Providing a thorough examination and diagnosis
When you visit an eye specialist, they will examine your eyes to figure out if there is a problem and what it may be. They will test the health of your retina and optic nerve, look for any signs of cataracts or glaucoma, make sure that both of your eyes are working together correctly (which could indicate other problems such as epilepsy), check how well each pupil responds to light changes (indicating possible concussion) and many more things depending on their specialty.
Counseling on general eye care habits
A lot of your eye’s health is dependent on how you treat them. This includes what kind of physical activity you do, work or school habits (such as reading and writing), nutrition, use of electronic devices such as computers and cell phones. How often do you clean your glasses? Should you be wearing contacts when it is so dry in your house? What foods can affect the health of your eyesight, and how much sleep should you get to avoid tiredness during the day? These are questions an eye specialist can answer for you with their expertise in general eye care practices.
Explaining current treatments
You don’t always need surgery or medication if there is a problem with your vision. Other treatment options might be available depending on what’s causing it (such as LASIK instead of cataract surgery). An eye doctor would know all about these different treatments and whether they will work for you. They will also help you understand what the treatment involves, how it works, how long it takes, and whether or not there are any side effects involved with them.
Recommending corrective lenses
Once your diagnosis is done, an eye specialist can recommend corrective eyeglasses for you if necessary. Generally speaking, optometrists don’t prescribe contact lenses, so they usually refer people who need contacts to ophthalmologists instead of themselves. However, some may have special training on prescribing different types of contacts which could mean that either type … Read the rest