Complete Eye Care Services
A lifetime of healthy vision depends not just on the treatment of specific conditions, but on regular eye care visits that attempt to detect possible vision problems in their early stages to prevent damage before it occurs. Many vision conditions begin subtly and can only be detected by an eye care doctor before vision loss begins.
If it has been a long time since your last eye care appointment, please call 504-887-7660 or email the Eye Surgery center of Louisiana to schedule an appointment at one of our New Orleans-area locations today.
How Often You Should Have Eye Exams
The American Optometric Association recommends that you should have an eye exam every 2 years if you are between the ages of 18 and 60, with annual eye exams starting at age 61. However, you should have more frequent eye exams if you have these risk factors:
- Elevated blood pressure (hypertension)
- A family history of eye disease
- A history of cancer
- Prescription drugs that affect your eyes
- Wear contacts
You should also schedule an eye exam if you have any concerns about potential changes in your vision.
Goals of Eye Care Appointments
Eye care appointments are like regular check-ups for your eyes. Our goal is not only to make sure you have good, clear vision today, but to look out for conditions that may threaten your vision in the future. Some of the conditions we check for are:
These check-ups are performed by our optometrists and board certified ophthalmologists, each of whom has more than two decades of experience, and have been with the practice since it was founded in 1993.
We are not a dispensary for eyeglasses or contacts, so although we can check your prescription, we are unable to make eye glasses. We can of course recommend a convenient optical shop to make your glasses.
Glaucoma is when your optic nerve suffers damage, most often due to elevated pressure of the fluid in your eyes. This condition has no discernible symptoms before vision loss begins, but can be detected in its early stages and treatments are available to prevent vision loss.
Diabetic retinopathy is a serious condition threatening every diabetes sufferer. There are two types of diabetic retinopathy, proliferative and non-proliferative. In many cases neither form has symptoms before vision loss begins. Diabetic retinopathy can be detected and treated to prevent vision loss. Preventative treatment is key as once vision has been lost from diabetic retinopathy it cannot be restored.
Macular degeneration is most commonly associated with age. Age-related macular degeneration affects about 2 million Americans and is the leading cause of poor vision in people over age 65. Recent innovations have given us treatment options for this condition that can slow, stop, and sometimes reverse vision loss.
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- Eye Care Myths and Facts
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To schedule your eye care appointment at one of our New Orleans-area locations, please contact the Eye Surgery Center of Louisiana.