The eye doctors at Triangle Ophthalmology, PA, located in Chapel Hill, NC, evaluate people with known eye diseases and those people who wish to prevent treatable eye disease.
For those with known eye disease, the physician is monitoring the progress and recommending appropriate treatment. Eye problems range from simply needing to wear glasses, to blinding diseases such as glaucoma or macular degeneration.
For those individuals who do “see perfectly well”, the physician is also performing the same thorough examination to ensure that they not only have normal vision but also have normal ocular health. The fact is, that over 50% of all ocular disease is silent until it is advanced. This means that the individual may not have symptoms until there is already damage. Early detection can allow for a choice of treatment options and a reduced risk of further harm. Therefore, it is recommended that everyone have a complete eye examination every one to two years to monitor ocular health.
A complete examination includes a refraction. This testing may be manual or automated and verifies if glasses would help the individual see better. Next there is a thorough evaluation of the front and back of the eye using a microscope. For more information please click on What to expect at your Eye Examination and How the Eye Works.
Regular eye exams are invaluable to maintaining your ocular health by detecting, therefore preventing disease.