Protecting and maintaining the best possible vision throughout our lifetime is very important to the quality of our lives. Receiving regular primary eye care is a good way to ensure that you are protecting and preserving the precious gift of sight.
At Vision Care of Maine, we are prepared to meet all your vision care needs. The best way to get started is to schedule a comprehensive eye examination. Establishing a relationship with your eye doctor and getting a clear picture of your eye health is beneficial to developing a good relationship with your doctor. This can be very important if you have a problem with your vision at some future date because your eye doctor has a good picture of what is normal for you.
The purpose of primary eye care is to promote and maintain healthy vision throughout your lifetime. This can mean a variety of things depending on your age and health. Primary care begins with a complete eye examination during which your eye doctor looks at every part of your visual system. This includes examination of the externals including your eyelids, eyelashes, and tear glands as well as the cornea, lens, and retina. The goal is to ensure that each part of your eye is healthy and to detect any problems as soon as possible.
Your visual acuity (how well you see) with and without glasses is also measured to determine if you require glasses or a change in your prescription. If you do need glasses or contact lenses we can prescribe them and fill your prescription in our optical shop. We carry lenses best suited to your vision needs and attractive frames at an affordable price.
If you have a problem with your vision our first goal is to accurately diagnose and treat it. It is important to address common eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts early. If you are diabetic, it is absolutely necessary for you to have your vision checked every year.
If you require the care of a specialist, your primary eye doctor’s role is to refer you the appropriate doctor and follow up to ensure that you are receiving the care you need. In some cases, this means taking care of you after you have had eye surgery such as cataract surgery or LASIK.
One of the most important responsibilities of your primary eye doctor is to make sure you fully understand any eye condition you may have and all of your options for treatment. Technical and clinical advances give you many options for preserving and improving your vision. Making sure that you are comfortable asking questions and that you get the information you need to make informed choices is a priority for us at Vision Care of Maine.
Primary means first, and the first and best thing you can do to protect and preserve your vision is to establish and maintain a relationship with a primary eye care doctor. We encourage you to call and make your first appointment.