May is Healthy Vision Month. And after the last year-plus of living out a world health pandemic, good health is certainly top of mind for most people. At Eye Medical Clinic, we love to talk about eyes and vision any time of the year! But Healthy Vision Month affords a great opportunity to talk about the simple steps everyone can take to protect their vision, making sure their eyes stay healthy for life!
A major part of a healthy life is taking care of your eyes, just like exercising, healthy eating and getting enough sleep. A comprehensive eye exam is so much more than having your vision checked to see if you need glasses or contacts. A dilated eye exam can detect many eye conditions and diseases that can cause vision loss, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and more.
At Eye Medical Clinic, we want you to See Every Moment with the vision you deserve. Our experienced clinical team is skilled in diagnosing and treating most eye conditions and diseases.
Do I really need to have a comprehensive eye exam every year?
At Eye Medical Clinic, we recommend a comprehensive eye exam with dilation once a year for adults. And more frequently depending on your risk factors. Even if you can see with no problems and your vision is “normal”, an annual comprehensive eye exam is an important part of maintaining eye and overall health.
From the youngest member of your family to the oldest, Eye Medical Clinic in San Jose offers comprehensive eye exams catered to your unique circumstances performed by our experienced ophthalmologists. We cater to your unique circumstances and take into consideration the concerns and eye conditions associated with the season of life you are in.
Did you know an annual eye exam with dilation can also assist in the early detection of conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes? The earlier these conditions are detected, the earlier treatment can begin- and this could save your sight!
See Every Moment of Your Golden Years with Confidence
Without a doubt, cataracts impact the health of seniors. And the answer to when is the right time for cataract surgery is unique to the person asking it. Most experts agree that when a cataract begins to negatively affect your life and daily activities, that is the time to consider cataract surgery.
The last year has given all of us plenty of reasons to postpone vacations, trips, get-togethers and other events. But if cataracts are affecting your daily life, we want to propose that cataract surgery isn’t something you should put off. Even though it’s considered elective surgery, continuing to live with cataracts can put your health at risk.
4 Reasons NOT to Put Off Cataract Surgery
- Cataracts will not get better on their own. In fact, they worsen over time, making them more difficult to remove.
- Clear vision is necessary for safety. Seniors are more at risk of falling if their vision is affected by cataracts. Tasks like driving (especially at night) are more dangerous if you have cataracts.
- Cataract surgery at Eye Medical Clinic is performed at a trusted ambulatory surgery center. Unlike hospitals, ASCs don’t treat sick people, and they’re held to very high safety and hygiene standards.
- Eye Medical Clinic is taking every precaution to ensure your safety.
With upwards of two million cataract surgeries performed annually, cataract surgery is among the safest and most successful surgeries performed today. We are excited to offer the latest FDA-approved laser cataract technology for your cataract surgery procedure. We believe this technology adds to the safety, accuracy and precision of the procedure.
Our happy patient family is always growing, and we’d love for you to join it! Schedule a cataract consultation today.
See Every Moment With the Vision You Deserve
From comprehensive eye care and management of eye diseases to retina and cornea issues and modern cataract surgery, we want to be your go-to source for eye health in San Jose. We’d be honored to serve you.