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The Importance of Routine Eye Examinations

At the Eye Care Institute in the Sonoma County area, Santa Rosa area patients can obtain routine eye examinations. It is important for adults to have eye evaluations done on a regular basis to catch the early symptoms of conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and even macular degeneration while providing vision correction solutions for those who have less than perfect vision. Our doctors regularly educate patients on the advantages of having routine eye examinations performed.

Even if you think you have perfect vision and you do not have any vision concerns, it is still important to have an annual eye exam completed to protect your eyes and your overall health and wellness. Below are just a few reasons why our team encourages patients to schedule annual eye examinations:

  • Eye examinations are much more thorough than vision screenings. In some instances, children and adults may have vision screenings performed. While these screenings can rule out serious eye problems, they are no substitute for a comprehensive eye exam by a physician.
  • Eye examinations can help children succeed in school. With proper vision, children will not struggle in school due to being unable to properly see the front of the classroom. Eye examinations can also ensure children’s vision is sharp even with the increasing amount of screen time seen in school-aged children.
  • Certain conditions can be detected before symptoms arise. This is especially true for conditions such as glaucoma, which is a serious eye disease that can only be detected in the earlier stages with a comprehensive evaluation. Those who wait until problems arise may be in the later stages of glaucoma and may have already begun to experience permanent vision loss from the condition. It is best to be evaluated regularly to determine if eye diseases such as this are developing.
  • Eye examinations can help in detecting other serious health concerns. A routine eye examination can be used to diagnose serious health problems such as cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes before other symptoms develop.

Schedule your routine examination with our doctors at the Eye Care Institute today!

Call (707) 546-9800 to request an appointment with one of our many doctors throughout our three conveniently located practices. We provide care for new and existing patients seeking routine screenings and eye care solutions to improve vision and eye health.

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