Smoking does not just increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases, but can also damage your eyes. Although some changes to your eyes, such as dry eye, can be reversed, others c ...View Article
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At Eyes First Vision Center, our eye exams are designed to ensure you have the best possible eye health and vision. Our optometry team is experienced, dedicated and professional, here to make good eye care as easy as it can be. With locations in Bricktown, Eatontown, Hazlet, Manahawkin, Manchester, Matawan, Middletown, Red Bank, Sea Girt and Tom’s River, you can find an eye doctor nearby to help you protect your vision. Please contact us now to learn more!
The first step toward protecting your vision is a regular eye exam. Many problems with your vision will develop slowly, with few to no symptoms. Only a professional optometrist is trained to spot the early signs of eye disease, ocular degeneration and other eye health issues. By getting a regular eye exam, you ensure that your eye doctor has frequent opportunities to spot problems. And the sooner problems are noticed by your doctor, the sooner treatment can begin – meaning better results for you and your vision.
Eye exams can detect the signs of a number of ocular diseases and eye problems, including:
Cataracts are protein deposits that build up in the eye and cause the lens to become cloudy. They usually occur in older people, but even younger people can get cataracts on occasion. We can detect cataracts early on and offer treatment options to help you see better. We can also advise you if we believe that cataract surgery is necessary.
Glaucoma is an increased pressure inside of the eye. The more pressure builds up, the more damage can occur to your optic nerve. While glaucoma is not preventable, there are effective treatments for the disease that can help you retain your vision.
Uncontrolled diabetes can cause the small blood vessels in the eye to bleed, leading to swelling or to the creation of other blood vessels that are less effective. Ultimately diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness, which is why it is important to get treatment immediately. Anyone with diabetes, or a family of history of diabetes, should get regular eye exams to spot diabetic retinopathy early on.
The leading cause of blindness in the United States, age-related macular degeneration is associated with aging. The macula changes, leading to problems in the center of your vision. You may see an empty space or darkness in the middle of your vision if you have age-related macular degeneration.
If you are having trouble seeing clearly, an eye exam can show you exactly what prescription you need to see as clearly as possible. Our optometry team can help you find the right glasses or contacts to help you see the best you can – and we have a wide selection of frames in various styles to ensure you get a pair of glasses that fits who you are.
We can also provide pre- and post-operative care for LASIK patients. If you are interested in getting LASIK, we can give you a full exam and let you know if you are a good candidate. We can take care of all of your eye care needs both before and after your surgery as well.
We are here to serve all your eye care needs in Bricktown, Eatontown, Hazlet, Manahawkin, Manchester, Matawan, Middletown, Red Bank, Sea Girt and Tom’s River. Please give us a call at the location nearest you to setup your appointment with an optometrist. You can also use our online Request an Appointment form. We look forward to meeting you!