It is important for everyone to take care of their vision. As part of that, our Denver eye exam specialists recommend having an eye exam at least once per year, so that our optometrists can catch and correct any potentials issues earlier rather than later.
For adults, it is critical to preserve eyesight into the future. In some cases, problems might fester under the surface without showing any symptoms. Some of the most common conditions include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
The sad reality is that too many people in the United States forgo a regular eye exam. By the time people schedule an eye exam due to problems with their vision, it might be too late. According to the CDC, less than half of the people in this country who are at risk of losing their vision have seen an optometrist in the past 12 months.
When someone comes to see us for an annual check up at one of our Denver eye exam clinics, our goal is to perform a comprehensive test of someone’s vision. To that end, the following will take place:
After the exam, we will provide our patients with the results and make sure that there is nothing acute going on.
With decades of combined experience with Denver eye exams, ICON’s doctors provide the highest quality eye exams with a team-oriented approach.
At ICON Eyecare, we have teams of doctors who work together to provide holistic care for your eyes. Two kinds of specialists can oversee your care: an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Both are highly-trained professionals capable of performing a variety of services to support your eye health.
The main difference between these two professionals is that an ophthalmologist is trained to perform eye surgery while an optometrist is not. Additionally, ophthalmologists often specialize in the treatment of specific, complex medical eye conditions. In most cases, an optometrist will oversee your regular eye exams and provide nonsurgical therapies. If you need surgery, you’ll be directed to an experienced ophthalmologist.
This May, our very own Dr. Katie Goldhair sat down with Great Day Colorado to discuss the importance of healthy vision and the services offered at ICON Eyecare for Healthy Vision Month. Check out this segment to learn about the medical importance of annual comprehensive eye exams.
ICON Eyecare is proud to have both skilled Denver area optometrists and ophthalmologists on staff so we can provide our patients with comprehensive care — all under one roof! (If your eye care office doesn’t have an in-house ophthalmologist, they will have to refer you to a separate ophthalmology office to receive care.) Our team of optometrists and ophthalmologists have worked together for a long time helping with Denver’s eye exams and eye care services, which allows them to seamlessly transfer your medical information between providers. This reduces the chance of details getting lost in translation, and avoids the inconvenience of having to travel to different offices.