Best Eye Doctors in Berks County
An eye exam is about so much more than a vision check or seeing well. There are some surprising reasons why an annual eye exam is a good idea. Of course, seeing a great doctor is a key aspect of any annual eye exam, and the best eye doctors in Berks County are at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Read on to find out why you should definitely pay us a visit.
Many eye diseases have no symptoms in the early stages. Conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration can progress without symptoms, reaching a point where significant damage has already happened. Detecting these diseases in the early stages leads to better treatment and even prevention. Furthermore, eye doctors are often the first to see signs of other conditions that often appear in the retina or the tiny blood vessels in the eye – conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Because the optic nerve has a direct connection to the brain, eye issues like blurry vision or eye pain can be an early clue of a neurological problem, like aneurysms or even brain tumors.
Age-Related Eye Issues
Many eye issues are related to age. As we get older, conditions like cataracts occur. Cataracts are not a disease but actually a natural part of the aging process and can occur more rapidly with UV damage. We always recommend that our patients wear a good pair of sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays. Other conditions like macular degeneration are also age-related, so having at least an annual eye exam after age 40 is a smart idea.
These days, we have phones, tablets, laptops and computer screens, and we spend a lot of time staring at them. In fact, Americans spend over 10 hours per day staring at a screen, which leads to eye strain and dry eye. We tell our patients to take screen breaks every 20 minutes. Stop, close your eyes and blink several times to lubricate the eyes.
Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania is Here for You
If you are like most people, you are very good about regular physicals and dental cleanings, and ladies never miss a mammogram. But most of us are not so diligent about our eye health. When was the last time you saw an eye doctor? If it’s been a while, it’s time — even if you have perfect vision.
At Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania we have the best eye doctors in Berks County. We have convenient evening and weekend appointments as well as other Pennsylvania locations if Berks County is not convenient for you. We want to be your home for eye care. We are ready for you to be our next new patient, so give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.
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