Appointment of an ophthalmologist (optometrist)
Ophthalmologist, appointment of an ophthalmologist According to the statistics of ophthalmologists, every second resident of Russia has some kind of vision problems. And if you count on a global scale, then people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, cataracts, retinal diseases and other eye abnormalities or disorders, more than 30% of the total population of the Earth. Disappointing is the fact that every year this number does not stop increasing. There are a lot of reasons: This is a hereditary predisposition, and a deteriorating environmental situation, and an incorrect lifestyle, and computer abuse, and the lack of regular visits to an ophthalmologist.
But optometrists do not get tired of repeating: prevention of vision problems is a sure way to protect yourself from serious consequences in the future. It is recommended to check the state of the visual system at least once every six months, even for those who have never worn glasses and do not have vision problems now, because there are many eye diseases in the list that are asymptomatic, and a person may not be aware of the presence of vision problems for a long time.
Who should regularly visit an ophthalmologist:
those who have vision problems, wear glasses or contact lenses;
with a hereditary predisposition (if one of the relatives has vision problems: cataracts, glaucoma, myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism);
women who are planning a pregnancy, especially those who have a high degree of myopia;
people who work at the computer every day;
people who have undergone a long course of treatment with hormonal drugs;
people with high or low blood pressure relative to the age norm;
people who have suffered eye injuries, inflammatory diseases (uveitis, iridocyclitis, etc.) of the eyes, eye surgery;
people with diabetes;
people over 45-50 years old, even if there are no complaints about vision;
children, especially in the first years of school;
When an optometrist should be contacted without fail:
if vision deteriorates, in particular if one of the two eyes has become worse to see;
when a veil appears before the eyes, the image becomes double;
for pain in the eyes;
with regular dry eyes;
with frequent and severe redness of the eyes;
when feeling “sand” or a foreign body;
when floating “flies” appear in front of your eyes;
at the discharge from the eyes, watery eyes;
when iridescent circles appear in front of the eyes;
with rapid eye fatigue;
if it is impossible to pick up points;
if you feel uncomfortable while wearing glasses;
for headaches while wearing glasses;
in case of eye injuries.
In the Excimer ophthalmology clinic, each patient’s visit to an ophthalmologist begins with a complete diagnostic examination of the visual system. During the diagnosis, studies are conducted that, in addition to visual acuity, allow you to determine the functional and anatomical features of the visual apparatus. Such a detailed diagnosis of vision gives the optometrist the opportunity to determine the cause of poor vision, identify potential threats and, if treatment is required, then choose the most preferable option in each case. To pass the diagnosis, you will need only one visit to the clinic, during which a complete picture of the patient’s vision will be compiled and, if necessary, individual treatment will be selected and the effectiveness of its implementation will be monitored.
What eye diseases can be detected at an ophthalmologist’s appointment:
diseases of the retina;
pathology of the optic nerve;