Vision

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Michael Higgins, O.D.

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Claudia Gonzalez, O.D.

Your Eye Health is Important!

Regular eye exams not only protect your eyes, but can protect your overall health. 

The Community Health Center now offers free eye exams.

 

During the eye exam, visual acuity (sharpness), depth perception, eye alignment, and eye movement are tested. Eye drops are used to dilate, or widen, the pupil to allow more light to enter the eye—the same way an open door lets more light into a dark room. This process enables your eye care professional to get a good look at the back of the eyes and examine them for any signs of damage or disease. Your eye care professional is the only one who can determine if your eyes are healthy and if you’re seeing your best.

Many common eye diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration, often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages. In addition, your eye doctor can spot other diseases, such as:

  • High Cholesterol

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Diabetes

  • Liver Disease

  • Brain Tumors

  • Various Blood Diseases

How can you protect your vision and your health?

  • Know Your Family's Eye Health History

  • Eat Right

  • Wear Protective Eye Wear

  • Quit Smoking (or never start)

  • Wear Sunglasses

  • Get Regular, Comprehensive Eye Exams

Call today to schedule your eye exam:  724-841-0980.

To schedule an appointment or for more information.