Here at the Eyeglass Shop, we know that it is extremely important that you schedule a yearly visit with our San Antonio eye doctor, Dr. Paul A. Darrow. An exam can help determine the presence of any underlying conditions, determine the state of your visual acuity, as well as help screen for serious eye conditions. Many diseases of the eye can go unnoticed in their earlier stages. Many of the symptoms of such conditions are mild or appear nonexistent at first. One such condition is glaucoma.
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An eye exam here at The Eyeglass Shop will screen for any such conditions. Many people with glaucoma suffer no noticeable pain or pressure in the eye during its earlier stages. This is why regular visits are extremely important. Early detection can affect treatment greatly. Glaucoma is a condition where pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve, getting worse as time goes on. The exact cause of this buildup is unknown, but the severe damage it causes can create pain as well as long-term vision loss. It mostly occurs in both eyes, though may occur in different degrees in each eye. Rarely is glaucoma caused by eye injury or trauma, but it has been known to occur. Glaucoma is often inherited, though it can show up in those without a known history. If you have a family medical history of glaucoma, you should have regular eye exams with our San Antonio eye doctor to keep an eye out for the earliest signs. Aside from having a family history of glaucoma, you should also consider having regular eye exams to check for glaucoma if you have diabetes. If you have both risk factors, then you should consider even more frequent visits. The progression of glaucoma can soon become painful and can result in long-term visual loss.
Regular eye exams allow your San Antonio eye doctor to properly monitor your overall eye health and development. The culmination of visits allows for the ease of identifying any abnormalities as early as possible. Like glaucoma, there are many other eye conditions and diseases that begin with little to no initial symptoms but can escalate quickly and result in vision loss. Take care of your eyes and your vision today by visiting The Eyeglass Shop.
Eye exams not only can reveal eye diseases and conditions as well as vision problems but they also can reveal a lot about your overall health. The earliest signs of many illnesses are first shown in your eyes; many of these illnesses can affect your vision. Eye exams can detect health problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, diabetes, high stroke risk, thyroid problems and even early signs of multiple sclerosis. Getting comprehensive eye exams on an annual basis is extremely important for early detection of serious eye diseases and conditions as well as other overall health illnesses that can be detected through the eye exam. The earlier a disease or condition is detected, the quicker the condition can be addressed and treatment can commence. If it has been more than a year since you have had a comprehensive eye exam we highly recommend that you make an appointment with our San Antonio optometrist at The Eyeglass Shop to get your exam as soon as possible. You need to do this even if you don’t have any vision problems or symptoms. There are many eye diseases and conditions that have no signs or symptoms until they reach the advanced stages, many of which cause vision loss if left untreated.
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When you are dealing with something as serious as your vision, you want to make sure that you choose a practice with an eye doctor and staff that are knowledgeable and experienced. When you choose our practice, The Eyeglass Shop, you know you’re in good hands. Our San Antonio optometrist, Paul A. Darrow, the owner of our practice, is an expert in the field. Dr. Darrow is a therapeutic optometrist who can diagnose and treat diseases of the eye. Dr. Darrow is also highly experienced. He has been serving patients in the San Antonio area for more than 35 years.
Make your eye health a priority this new year. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment with our San Antonio optometrist at The Eyeglass Shop today.