Importance of Eye and Vision Exams
Regular eye and vision exams are a vital part of maintaining good eye health. Since some vision problems and eye conditions don't have obvious symptoms, early detection helps us provide effective treatment options for proper management and to prevent future vision loss. Our experienced eye doctors at Lamorinda Optometry, Dr. Orr and Dr. Yu, can easily diagnose whatever eye problem you may be experiencing.
When to Visit an Eye Doctor for an Eye Exam
Annual eye exams help you maintain your eye health and safeguard your vision. Everyone is unique - some people may require more frequent examinations, so we recommend consulting with our professionals about the best exam schedule for you. However, if you experience any of the following issues, ensure you visit our optometrists immediately.
Sudden Appearance of Flashes or Floaters
Visual disturbances such as flashes (camera-like flashes or sparks) and increased floaters (dots, spots, or squiggly lines) are a tell-tale sign that you need an urgent eye exam. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should see our optometrists as soon as possible, recommended within 24 hours. These visual disturbances might be a sign of significant disorders such as a retinal tear or detachment, which can lead to permanent vision loss if not diagnosed and treated promptly.
Occasional eye pain or strain is not a cause for alarm. Things such as dry eye, allergies, or eye fatigue can cause infrequent and mild pain. However, if you experience constant or worsening eye pain, you will need to be examined by our professionals. Ongoing eye pain might be a sign of infection or inflammation that needs to be addressed and treated promptly.
Sudden Blurry Vision
If you experience sudden blurry or reduced vision, you need to visit our optometry office. This can be a symptom of more significant health issues and should not be overlooked. Blurry vision may come and go, and it might be affecting one or both eyes. Whatever the case may be, ensure you schedule an exam with our optometrists.
Swollen eyelids, redness, pain, discharge, light sensitivity, and reduced vision are some of the symptoms of an eye infection. If you experience any of them, you should schedule an exam with our optometrists.
Contact Us for an Eye Exam from Our Optometrists at Lamorinda Optometry
Visit our office in Lafayette or call us at (925) 283-8502 to book your appointment. Learn more about how our eye exams can help you maintain optimal vision and eye health.