Most eye diseases have no symptoms.
- Family History – Many eye conditions are genetically linked.
- Systemic Disease Affects the Eye – hypertension, diabetes and chronic diseases often damage the circulation of the eye.
- Prevention is Better than Cure – eye disease damage can be permanent. Fortunately, many conditions can be prevented if detected at an early stage.
- Environmental Concerns – environmental conditions such as computer use, UV exposure and smoking can all play a role in affecting the human eye and vision system.
- Vision is Our Most Important Learning Sense – a child’s learning is 80% visual. Therefore it is highly recommended that all children be seen before 4 years of age to rule out any ocular development problems at an early stage.
- Prescription Drugs Can Affect Your Eyes – many drugs can cause side effects or discomfort to the eyes therby necessistating regular ocular monitoring.
- Contact Lens Wearers – contact lenses can cause subtle changes to the cornea. Contact lenses should be inspected on a regular basis to determine their integrity and wearing safety.
- Previous Surgical Patients – patients who have had Cataract, Retinal or Laser Correction surgery require close monitoring for future changes to the eye tissue.
- Maintain Clear, Comfortable and Efficient Vision – the human eye is a finely tuned instrument, a ‘wonder of nature’, that requires expert attention on a regular basis.