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YOUR EXAM WILL START WITH A GENERAL REVIEW OF WHY YOU’RE VISITING AND IF YOU’VE EXPERIENCED ANY VISION PROBLEMS SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT. YOUR DOCTOR WILL ALSO WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ANY HEALTH CONDITIONS YOU MAY HAVE DEVELOPED—SUCH AS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND DIABETES—AS THEY COULD IMPACT YOUR VISION.

What is a comprehensive dilated eye exam?

You may think your eyes are healthy, but visiting an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. During the exam, each eye is closely inspected for signs of common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. Annual comprehensive dilated eye exams are generally recommended starting at age 60. However, African Americans are advised to start having comprehensive dilated eye exams starting at age 40 because of their higher risk of glaucoma. It’s also especially important for people with diabetes to have a comprehensive dilated exam at least once a year.

Age Related Eye Diseases

Early detection is important, if you are over the age of 40, make sure to get an eye exam every 6 months to a Year.

2.07 Million AMD is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.

 2.72 Million Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

 7.68 Million Diabetic Retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults.

 24.41 Million A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

 

Vision Test

If you find out you need corrective lenses or your prescription has changed your eye doctor will place you with an optometrist to get properly fitted for new eyeglasses. If you prefer contact lenses, the doctor may give you samples and verify that you are following the correct procedure to put them in your eyes.

While an eye exam is a vital part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, they are generally easy and quick appointments. If you need to make an eye appointment with a trusted eye doctor, Hind Sight Eye Care is accepting new patients. Offering advanced eye health and vision testing, this team of specialists can help improve your eyesight comfortably and affordably. 

Corrective Action

If you find out you need corrective lenses or your prescription has changed your eye doctor will place you with an optometrist to get properly fitted for new eyeglasses. If you prefer contact lenses, the doctor may give you samples and verify that you are following the correct procedure to put them in your eyes. While an eye exam is a vital part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, they are generally easy and quick appointments. If you need to make an eye appointment with a trusted eye doctor, Hind Sight Eye Care is accepting new patients. Offering advanced eye health and vision testing, this team of specialists can help improve your eyesight comfortably and affordably.

Eye Doctor

Dr. James A.russell

Dr. James A. Russell is a Board Certified Optometric Physician. After graduating with honors, Dr. James A Russell settled into practice and has spent 9 years working with other professionals and consequently has gained diverse experiences especially in optometry.
Dr. Russell grew up in Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia where he graduated Cum Laude in 2003 with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During his senior year he conducted extensive research on the properties of surface exotoxins of virulent bacteria such as E.Coli. Dr. Russell eventually switched his focus to the study of ocular sciences and went on to receive a Bachelor of Vision Science and Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. He received his clinical optometric training in variety of locations including Tianjin Eye Hospital in China, Omni Eye Center in Atlanta, and NSU Health Care Clinic In North Miami Beach. Dr. Russell met his wife while in optometry school.

 

 

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