By Brooke Marshall | Healthy Living.
As we move into a new year, it is important to make your health a priority. One of the aspects of health that often goes overlooked is vision health. Often, people wait longer than they should to see an eye doctor
if they begin to experience problems with their vision.
Sometimes, changes in vision are so gradual that people do not realize they may need to see a doctor until their vision has become very poor or they are experiencing other worrisome symptoms.
What Eye Doctor Should You See?
There are two types of eye doctors – ophthalmologists
and optometrists. An optometrist can examine your eyes and write a prescription for corrective lenses if needed. An ophthalmologist can also perform an eye exam, but they specialize in treating eye conditions like glaucoma and cataracts, and they can perform eye surgery.
The symptoms you are experiencing will determine which doctor you need to see.
You should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist if you are experiencing:
- Decreased vision or blurry vision
- A change in your vision, such as seeing spots or shadows
- Change in ability to see colors
- Double vision
- Physical changes to your eyes
- Eye pain
- Redness or swelling
You may be referred to an optometrist if you need a prescription for glasses or contacts. An optometrist can also advise you on how to properly care for your corrective lenses to ensure that you are using them safely.
Visit Crisp Regional for Your Eye Health Care
At Crisp Regional
, you can receive care for any symptoms you may be experiencing. Receiving treatment for an eye condition like cataracts can restore vision and prevent further loss of vision. Our doctors are ready to help you diagnose, monitor, and treat whatever symptoms you may be experiencing.
If you have been unsure about whether or not to see an eye doctor, prioritize your eye health and make an appointment.