At Glass Vision Associates, we understand that proper ongoing eye care involves more than just checking for 20/20 vision on a vision chart once a year. Along with routine eye exams, our professional and friendly optometrists and eye care team have compiled a list of the top 6 eye care services that you should be looking for in your eye care clinic. Take a look below, and click on each of our top 6 to find out more!
Our Top 6 Eye Care Services:
- Annual exams at your local eye care clinic in Boca Raton, Florida are very important not only to determine if you need correction to see well, but also to maintain the health of your eyes. While some eye diseases let you know something's wrong - with symptoms such as red eyes, light sensitivity, or flashing lights - many serious, vision-threatening problems have no warning signs. Much like high blood pressure, most forms of glaucoma, for example, produce no symptoms whatsoever until some vision has been permanently lost. Proper eye care and checkups can help prevent your eyesight being taken from you. Annual eye exams, starting from childhood, can also detect diabetes, hypertension, retinal holes or tears, and other important treatable medical conditions.
- According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected. This also goes for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight. To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor at certain stages of their development. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that children have their eyes examined by an eye doctor at 6 months, 3 years, at the start of school, and then at least every 2 years following. If there are any signs that there may be a vision problem or if the child has certain risk factors more frequent exams are recommended. A child that wears eyeglasses or contact lenses should have his or her eyes examined yearly. Children’s eyes can change rapidly as they grow.
- The eye care and eye health landscape is constantly changing. What once was considered the leading edge in eye care technology and ocular disease detection is now old news, as every year sees new and innovative advances that make detection of eye diseases and other vision issues easier, faster and more accurate.
Your eye care clinic should be equipped with the latest advancements in these eye care technologies, and the optical team and optometrists at the clinic should be trained and familiar with them, so that you can get the most out of your eye exam, and any contact lens or eyeglasses prescriptions that you may need. Fortunately, Glass Vision Associates has you covered!
- Ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Cataracts can do a nasty number on your eyesight. Many of the the most common eye conditions don't even show signs until significant damage has already been done to your eyes, and this damage is oftentimes irreversible. This is why it is incredibly important to keep up with eye exams and other eye care recommendations made by your trusted eye doctors. At Glass Vision Associates, we have many years of experience, and are very familiar with the latest technologies used for early and accurate detection of ocular diseases, so that you can rest easy knowing that when you come in for an exam, we will be able to do everything possible to make sure your eyes stay healthy for many years to come!
- Dry eyes result from the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which can cause minor irritations, an inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections. Although there is no full cure for chronic dry eyes, a skilled eye doctor will be able to identify the reasons behind your dry eye symptoms and make recommendations on how to best manage them.
There are a number of solutions your eye doctor should be able to help you with, including possibly prescribing specialty eye drops, called artificial tears, that can combat your dry eye symptoms by imitating the construction of healthy tears. Your optometrist may also be able to help you by discussing medications you may be taking that are causing you to have chronic dry eyes, weather and work conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms, and much more.
- If you're ready for an alternative to glasses and/or contacts look to us for co-management of LASIK, cataract, and other ocular surgery. While your eye doctor may not able to do LASIK surgery in his/her office, you should find an eye doctor who is able to bring you into the process by evaluating your eligibility for the procedure, recommend an appropriate eye care professional to perform the procedure, and walk you through each of the steps before and after LASIK.
At Glass Vision Associates, we are happy to answer any questions you may have before your procedure, and will be there to help you through recovery, by monitoring that you are healing up properly, as expected, and to provide any further support or assistance you may need!