Preventive Eye Care

Let’s face it; most people don’t look forward to eye exams. There are those eye drops, the “better one, or better two?” questions, and sitting around while your vision gets fuzzy. Besides, if you see well and your eyes don’t hurt…what’s the problem?

Actually, while some eye diseases let you know something is 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. This is why glaucoma is often referred to as “the thief in the night.” Proper eye care and checkups can help prevent your eyesight being taken from you.

Annual eye exams can also detect diabetes, hypertension, retinal holes or tears, and other important treatable medical conditions. Today’s sophisticated medical equipment, in the hands of your expert eye doctor, can detect the earliest signs of a problem. This is why the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends yearly eye examinations for adults over 50, and every two years for younger people. Early detection and treatment of these symptomless conditions can protect and preserve your precious vision for a lifetime. Learn more about preventive Eye Care at Erker’s Downtown St. Louis or at Erker’s in Ladue.

Routine Eye Examinations

Our eye doctors recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.

It is not common that you would schedule an eye exam when your eyes feel fine. What many people do not realize is that many degenerative eye diseases cannot be felt. Glaucoma for example is painless and is often referred to as the sneak thief of sight. Routine eye examinations are important even if our eyes and vision are fine. Lets learn from the past and history of eye disease and encourage regular eye exams. It can save vision.OPTOMETRIC SERVICES

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