Why do I need regular eye exams when my vision is fine?
Regular eye exams are an important part of your health care, much like annual visits to your primary doctor. Screening for risk factors, even before any symptoms are present, may prevent future vision loss. Many eye diseases have no warning signs, and can only be caught with regular eye exams. Checking eye pressure on a regular basis can catch the leading cause of preventable blindness – glaucoma.
When and how often do I need an eye exam?
When and how often regular exams are recommended depends on individual factors like age, ocular and medical history, and family history.
Dry eye, watery eye, itching/irritation
The Northeastern United States is notorious for eye irritation and other symptoms related to dry eye, allergies, or excessive tearing. Dr. Zieker can diagnose and treat these conditions. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can actually lead to vision impairment in some cases. While they may not seem debilitating, it is important to get evaluated and determine whether treatment can help improve quality of life and preserve vision. Dr. Zieker uses an individualized approach to treatment based on your specific needs, lifestyle, and symptoms.