No matter what of your age or physical health, it’s very important to have regular eye exams at Sunrise Specialty Lens & Dry Eye Institute. During a thorough eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
A detailed eye exam includes:
- A number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
- Finding the right prescription to help you see clearly.
- Consultation about the right eyewear choice for you. This includes contact lenses, different types of eyeglasses, lens treatments and many other options offered to our Plantation, FL patients.
Eyecare experts advise you have a total eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Eye Exams for Adults
The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an effect on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it’s a good strategy to have your eyes examined every one to two years to assess for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.
Eye Emergencies in Plantation, FL
We are always willing to help, should you ever experience an eye emergency. Our office provides emergency services for eye infections, eye injuries and other eye urgencies. State of the art equipment allows us to examine the front surface of the eye and also digitally scan inside the eye for infection or damage. We accommodate many eye emergencies such as:
- Eye infections
- Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
- Eye trauma
- Scratched eyes
- Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
- Lost or broken contact lenses or eyeglasses
- Flashes of light in the vision
- “Floaters” in the vision
- Red or painful eyes
- Dislodged contact lenses
- Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes
Studies have shown that an overwhelming number of emergency room visits could have been treated by your optometrist. These ranged from foreign bodies to severe eye allergies to eye infections as the most common reasons for emergency room visits. It is not always necessary to go to an emergency room for eye emergencies. Optometrists are equipped to treat the majority of eye emergencies.
If you think we can help, contact our office.
Having trouble locating your Plantation, FL Eye Doctor?
Click Here for Google Maps and Directions Our Plantation area eye doctor, Dr. Haiman, is looking forward to helping you see your best. Our optometry team provides the highest-quality and most comprehensive vision and eyecare in the area. Our eye doctor is conveniently located near Plantation, and provides the following services:
- Eye exams
- Dry Eye Treatment
- Eye disease detection and treatment
Looking for an Eye Doctor in Plantation?
Dr. Haiman’s eye clinic in Sunrise is conveniently located to offer our comprehensive eye care services to residents of Plantation, FL. Using only cutting edge technology and techniques, our Optometry Clinic will help to improve and preserve your vision so you can see and feel your best.
Visit our office:
Sunrise Specialty Lens & Dry Eye Institute
12555 W. Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323