Faltering vision have you feeling concerned? If you’re struggling to see, it’s important not to take this reality lightly. Vision naturally worsen as we age. And if we’re not staying on top of these changes, you’ll have a hard time carrying out day-to-day tasks. Time is precious, so don’t waste it. Reach out to The Retina Group of Washington as soon as possible—and get those eyes on the path toward long-term health through a Bethesda retina exam.
Depending on your situation, a retina exam might be necessary. What exactly is it? Step away from the dictionary, we’re going to clear up your confusion. In a nutshell, a retinal examination gives your optometrist access to the back of the eye, including the retina, the optic disk, and the layer of blood vessels that feed the retina—known as the choroid. Of course, before getting started on this evaluation, the pupils must first be dilated by using eye drops which prevent the pupils from shrinking while exposed to light. Once the eye drop phase of this evaluation is over, the next step involves any of the two types of exams. The first is the direct exam. The doctor uses an ophthalmoscope to shine a light through the pupils to see the very back of the eye. The indirect exam, on the other hand, involves the doctor using a condensing lens and bright light (mounted on the forehead). Sound good? Our patients certainly think so. See what all the fuss is about. Make sure to visit The Retina Group of Washington as soon as possible for a Bethesda retina exam.
Don’t waste any time in getting up to speed with your changing vision. Get started today by phoning or e-mailing us to schedule an appointment for a Bethesda retina exam. Then be on the way to The Retina Group of Washington.