Missed Your Annual Eye Exam? It's Not Too Late to Reschedule!
Regular eye exams are essential in maintaining your vision and overall eye health. During an exam, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen Wilmarth checks for common vision issues, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Patients are also tested for signs of eye diseases that put their vision at risk.
If you missed your annual eye exam or vision screening, it is never too late to reschedule. Just call Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center and set up a new appointment in Roseville, CA. We provide outstanding care for patients and are committed to making sure everyone has access to quality services.
What if I missed a previous eye exam?
Patients who missed a previous eye exam are always welcome at Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center. You can prepare by bringing a copy of your insurance card and ID, as well as a list of current conditions or medications you're taking. We'll also need your contact information, including your address, phone number, and email address. Our administrative team can get you checked in and ready for your appointment.
What happens during an annual eye examination?
An exam begins with a comprehensive review of a patient's medical history and if they have symptoms that affect their eye health. We then examine the eyes using specialized tools. They allow us to study important structures, like the lens and retina, so we can diagnose potential problems.
A vision screening can help us determine a patient's prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. This may involve reading letters off a chart or taking digital photographs of the eye. If we discover refractive errors, like nearsightedness or farsightedness, we can recommend corrective lenses.
The final part of an annual eye exam depends on your individual needs. So, if you have unexplained blurry vision, red eyes, or another issue, we will likely suggest additional tests to pinpoint the problem. Dr. Wilmarth is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of eye diseases.
What are the most common eye problems?
Issues like cataracts and glaucoma are among the most typical eye problems in the world. Both can cause vision loss if left untreated. Cataracts are an age-related condition that affects the lens of the eye. Glaucoma causes an increase of pressure inside the eye, which can damage the optic nerve.
If Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center catches any signs of cataracts or glaucoma during an eye exam, rest assured we will provide you with the best and most advanced treatment options moving forward. Dr. Wilmarth offers traditional and laser cataract surgery as well as glaucoma procedures in Roseville, CA.
What about vision correction procedures?
Many of our patients ask about vision correction during their annual eye exams. LASIK and PRK are two of the most well-known treatments in our clinic. Most people reduce or even remove their need for glasses and contacts after undergoing LASIK or PRK. Patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are typically good candidates for these procedures.
Improve your eye health with annual exams
Whether you need a vision screening or have questions about vision correction, Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center is here to help. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen Wilmarth is trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions and diseases. Schedule an appointment in Roseville, CA to get started. We are committed to delivering quality care.