Here at the office of Dr. Shannon Chandler and Dr. Lesa Davis, our Las Vegas eye care team is committed to promoting optimal vision. Treating eye diseases is something we take seriously. And while it is essential that you seek help when you are experiencing symptoms, you should not just wait for a problem to occur. The truth is that the majority of common eye diseases present no obvious symptoms in the early stages. This allows diseases to develop and progress, all without the patient being aware of the disease or its progression. By the time symptoms are evident, the disease has essentially progressed to a more advanced stage. You may even have suffered a degree of vision loss or ocular damage that could be irreversible. Our goal is to avoid or eliminate this scenario; in order to do so effectively, we suggest a yearly eye exam for our valued patients.
When you schedule an eye exam at our office, our eye doctor will conduct a variety of tests designed to find any indications of abnormalities, as well as their symptoms. For example, tonometry is the baseline test for glaucoma, as it measures the internal eye pressure, the primary indication of the disease. The corresponding test for cataracts is called a slit lamp exam. A routine eye exam does not include a test for conjunctivitis, primarily because, unlike other conditions, there are obvious symptoms, including red and itchy eyes, excessive tearing, burning of the eyes, blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light, and discharge from the eyes.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, you should call us right away and schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas eye care doctor. Likewise, if you discover any loss of vision, eye pain, floaters (spots in your field of vision), or anything you consider unusual, it is best to have the issue addressed in a timely manner. There are treatment and management options available for all common eye diseases. You can depend on the benefit of our skills and experience to help you.