While it may seem like more health care you don't need or want - believe it - exams and tests can make a difference in uncovering future problems not only with your vision but with other aspects of your health.
It's amazing at how many people skip this important diagnostic tool!
If you have symptoms such as itchiness, swelling, or other complaints, make an appointment right away. You'll need treatment and instructions about how to eliminate these symptoms.
If you suffer from diabetes, you can get your diabetic eye care and check ups here. Your diabetes can be co-managed with your primary care physician.
- A complete exam can relieve problems
- A medical eye exam may help determine a serious systemic disease such as diabetes, chronic eye disease, macular degeneration, or glaucoma
- Your eye health is part of your overall health
- Medical eye exams are usually covered by health insurance
You'll want to be seen by a doctor. Besides, pink eye aka conjunctivitis is infectious and can spread rapidly. But other problems may mean that medical attention as soon as possible is warranted. Remember that early detection can save your health and money, too.