If you don’t already wear prescription lenses, or have trouble seeing objects near or far, you’re probably putting off your regular eye exam at Eye Town of Utah. Children should be receiving their first eye exam at six months, to check for growth and any inherited problems, and then again at three years of age. Adults who are not at risk for ocular conditions or otherwise have perfect vision should be visiting their local Utah optometrist, Dr. Albrecht for a regular eye examination at least every two to four years.
You might be asking yourself, “if I don’t need prescription lenses, why should I visit the eye doctor?” In truth, your Utah optometrist, Dr. Albrecht does a lot more than just fill out a prescription to fix your sight. Our trained staff at Eye Town looks closely at the health of your eye to detect problems before they become serious. Detrimental diseases of the eye often have no signs or tells that an everyday person would notice. These invisible illnesses show no symptoms that the human eye can detect, until the true damage has begun. A cataract starts completely undetected, but can without treatment become a cloudy spot in your vision, resulting in blurred or foggy sight, tunneling, and in some cases total loss of sight. Unlike glaucoma, which is commonly a hereditary condition that appears with age, cataracts can be caused by anything from eye injury, exposure to a high amount of UV rays, diabetes, and even use of steroids. Early detection tests are performed with every routine eye exam to insure that this illness is caught as swiftly as possible, before it can cause lasting damage. Glaucoma can also cause complete blindness, but it too can be controlled with early treatment.
In some cases, many of us have needed glasses our whole lives, and have never even known it. Eyestrain can become a natural instinct, squinting to see things we think are difficult or at a great distance, when it’s really just your own eyesight. This can cause frequent and painful headaches, so it is important to mention any of these symptoms to your local Utah optometrist. These headaches can also be caused by over-exposure of your eyes to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Our fully licensed staff can help you in selecting the right sunglasses to protect your eyes, and insure that they block at least 99% of UV rays, the bare minimum needed for proper eye protection. Dr. David R. Albrecht and his team at the Utah optometry offices of Eye Town can even help you with cosmetic changes too! Dr. Albrecht and his staff are more than happy to assist you in selecting colored contact lenses fit for your eyes, correct discoloration and redness, even grow fuller and more beautiful lashes! Our welcoming and knowledgeable team at Eye Town are ready to work with you for the well-being of your sight.