The Importance of Regular Eye Exams from Your Yakima Optometrist

One of the most important eye care services you can receive is an annual eye exam. When you come into Yakima Vision Center for an annual eye exam, Yakima optometrist Dr. Susan Farmer, will conduct an overall evaluation of your eye health.

Visual Acuity Importance

Normal vision is considered 20/20, meaning you can read what most people can read from a distance of 20 feet. Individuals with 20/40 vision can see at 20 feet what normal individuals would see at 40 feet. In order to get a driver’s license your vision must be no worse than 20/40.

Having 20/20 vision means that your visual acuity is normal, but it does not necessarily mean that you are without vision problems, which is why our Yakima eye doctors also check your eye’s ability to distinguish certain colors along with depth perception and focusing.

Eye Health Importance

Eye diseases, like AMD, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss without the presence of identifiable symptoms. Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) causes central vision loss. Glaucoma is characterized by increased eye pressure, which damages the optic nerve. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by chronically high blood sugar levels that damage the small blood vessels inside the retina. Here at Yakima Vision Center, we can diagnose these conditions early with regular eye examinations. Early diagnosis is the best way to slow the progression of these diseases and preserve your vision.

Eye Examinations with Our Yakima Optometrist

Our Yakima optometrists can help you preserve your vision with annual eye exams. If we detect problems with your visual acuity or eye health, we will discuss the findings with you and recommend a course of treatment that may include corrective lenses and more frequent eye examinations.

To schedule an appointment for any of our eye care services, call Yakima Vision Center at 509-965-5200.

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