- August 19, 2020
- Posted by: ohadmin
- Category: Eye
WHY DO YOU NEED AN EYE CHECK-UP EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR EYES ARE FINE? SHORT ANSWER: SILENT EYE DISEASES.
If children have an unequal number of two eyes, they can develop squint or lazy eyes. There are silent diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration which do not cause any complaints in the early stages but can cause a loss of sight if detected too late. Even cataract surgery can have more complications if the cataract becomes too hard. You may have heard of your relatives who went blind in their old age. An eye check-up can pick up these problems in the early stage so that we can help you preserve your sight well into old age.
WHEN SHOULD YOU GET THESE ROUTINE EYE CHECKUPS? Even if you do not have any complaints.
Children: At birth, 6 months and 3 years and 5 years.
Young adults: Once in your 20s and twice in your 30s.
Adults: Around the age of 40, you get reading glasses. For the first pair, go to an eye doctor and get a baseline checkup. Your Dr. will advise regular follow-ups, depending on your eye health and family history. Your tendency to get any age-related diseases can be detected by doing this and it can prevent silent vision loss. If you do not have any tendency for any eye disease, your dr. will advise eye check-up less frequently.
Adults 50 to 60: Every 2 years.
After age 60: Every year.
These check-ups are absolutely mandatory if you have:
- High intraocular pressure
- Positive family history of glaucoma or retinal detachment
- Myopia – high minus number
- Thin cornea
Oculus eye hospital is a modern eye care facility with the latest equipment for eye check-up and treatment. .
Dr.Jagruti Desai specializes in cataract surgery; specialists for all eye problems like retina, glaucoma etc. are available for consultation.
Your eyes are wonders of nature giving you the gift of sight. They are made of the transparent cornea and lens which focus light , the retina which perceives light and the optic nerve which connects your eye to the brain so that you can see. Besides this there are vascular tissues and circulating fluid which give nourishment to the tissues. .
We can look at all these parts of the eye when we do an eye check-up.
How we do a COMPREHENSIVE EYE CHECK-UP at OCULUS ?
Your contact details, past and present eye problems, general health problems like diabetes and hypertension, history of hereditary eye diseases like glaucoma.
Computerised and manual vision check and prescription of eye glasses. Examination of the front part of your eye with a microscope called the slit-lamp.
Intra ocular pressure measurement and Pachymetry.
Dilatation of your pupil and examination of your retina and optic nerve. You will not be able to read clearly and drive for 5-6 hours after this.
COMPREHENSIVE PREVENTION PLAN
Based on your age, the condition of your eye and your history, we will evaluate your risk of having certain eye problems which are common in the Indian population and will advise when you need our next check-up.
Please see us at the recommended time and help us keep your eyes healthy for life.
Dr. Jagruti Desai ( M.S. Ophthalmology )
Oculus eye hospital
Tel. 9820094152, 9819983158