Your eyes allow you to see and interact with the world around you. When problems arise, it can significantly impair your vision and reduce your overall quality of life. With routine and comprehensive eye care solutions, you can maintain healthy eyes and reduce your risk of future problems. Some conditions, such as glaucoma, can be addressed if caught early and diagnosed in the first few stages. This is why it is important for patients to have a lasting relationship with an eye physician.
What comprehensive eye care solutions are available?
There are a wide range of conditions that can impact the eye, but some of the most common include refractive errors, cataracts, and glaucoma. By working regularly with an eyecare physician such as Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer, many patients can find a solution to vision impairment concerns. This includes corrective lenses such as prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
How to keep the eyes healthy
Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer will recommend various ways for patients to maintain their vision and overall eye health. Below are just a few tips on ensuring good eye health over time:
- Quit smoking
- Wear sunglasses with UV protection
- Eat a healthy diet high in vitamins and minerals
- Wear safety glasses when performing certain activities
- Take breaks from computer screens
- Keep your eyeglass and contact prescriptions current and up-to-date
- Call your doctor as soon as problems arise
- Visit your eye physician regularly for routine examinations
- Treat eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis, as soon as they occur to avoid future damage or vision loss
How often should I have an eye examination?
There are various recommendations regarding how often a patient should have an eye exam. Younger patients will only need a few until they become adults, unless there is a specific vision concern or significant vision issues. Patients over the age of 60 should have eye examinations annually or every two years to check for common eye conditions caused by aging, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
Call for an appointment with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer today
If you reside in the area of Skokie, IL and are interested in learning more about caring for your eyes, we encourage you to book an appointment at our facility by calling (847) 677-2794. Our practice is located at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Suite #201 and accepts new and established patients seeking quality vision care.