REGULAR EYE EXAMS

If you've noticed changes in your vision or new problems with your eyes,
don't wait to make an appointment for an eye exam. There are a variety of age-related as well as medical conditions that may explain what you have been experiencing. Dr. Gupta takes into account your personal health history to best evaluate, diagnose, and manage your eye health.

LENS

Clear when born, becomes cloudy with age leading to a cataract

VITREOUS

Gel in the back of the eye contributes to floaters

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CORNEA

Clear outer part of the eye

RETINA

Lines the back wall of the eye

(where macular degeneration happens)

OPTIC NERVE

Connects to the brain, where glaucoma happens

ANGLE = DRAIN OF THE EYE

Where eye pressure is regulated/maintained

Why is it important to schedule a comprehensive eye exam?

A comprehensive eye exam is more than a glasses prescription. It involves a thorough and detailed look at the various parts of the eye in order to diagnose, treat, and even prevent eye-related health problems. 

There are also various medical conditions including diabetes, neurologic disease, autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogrens syndrome) that can directly affect the health of the eye. During a comprehensive eye exam, a series of tests that performed to assess the overall health of your eyes. 

The information that is gathered from this exam helps Dr. Gupta determine the best next steps for you specifically. This may include wearing glasses, taking eye drops (both prescription and over-the-counter), taking prescription medications, lifestyle changes, referrals to other doctors, bloodwork, or even surgery.

How often should an eye exam be done?

If your eyes are healthy and you don't have any medical conditions, it is usually ok to schedule an eye exam once per year. If you have eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, more frequent exams may be necessary. In general, an eye exam should be done ANY time there is a change in your vision or how your eyes feel.

Has it been more than a year since your last eye exam?

Schedule an appointment today!