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You probably already see eye doctors in Shreveport semi-regularly for eye exams. Eye disease exams in Shreveport go even deeper. These are done by ophthalmologists in Shreveport LA and can diagnose such conditions as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and more.
There are plenty of reasons to get eye disease exams in Shreveport. We’ll now explain these in more detail:
By now you’re convinced you need eye disease exams in Shreveport. What happens during this exam?
To make the life of your eye doctor easier, it’s recommended you keep a list of your daily medications. You should also take your contact lens prescription or eyeglasses with you. If you’re at least 40 years old, it’s recommended you see an ophthalmologist on a two-year basis. If you’re in your 60s, go at least annually.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, these exams last about an hour. The exam starts with your eye doctor going over medical records. If you’ve had any painful symptoms or other changes in eye health, this is a good time to mention that. The eye doctor will then start the exam, testing for optic nerve and retina health, eye pressure, glasses or contact prescription accuracy, eye movement, side vision, pupil health, and visual acuity.
Besides the diseases and conditions mentioned above, this test can also determine if you have glaucoma or cataracts. Both diseases progressively get worse, stealing vision along the way. The earlier these are diagnosed and treated, the better.
Do you need eye disease exams in Shreveport? Call on us at Shreveport Eye Clinic, your eye doctors in Shreveport. Our team of physicians includes Mary Catherine Clemons, M.D.; Russell H. Van Norman III, M.D.; F. Randall Kirchner, M.D.; J. Paul Drummond, M.D.; Carol Strain Clemons, M.D., Ph.D.; and Jeffrey E. Faludi, M.D.
To schedule an appointment today, please call 318-861-4009 or visit us at Shreveport Eye Clinic on 471 Ashley Ridge #300.