Comprehensive eye examinations are an invaluable tool in maintaining optimal vision. At the office of Paul Thompson, OD, we provide specialized eye care that extends far beyond your eyes to include your health and wellness, even your lifestyle. Our eye doctors practice at the highest level of licensure, which includes providing comprehensive eye exams in Vegas, as well as eye disease testing, prescribing medication for eye problems, and even suggesting vitamins to keep your eyes healthy.
Our complete eye examinations allow us to accurately detect eye disease or other abnormalities early, often before they present any symptoms. Early detection in many cases can lead to treatments that will prevent vision loss. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Our local optometrists believe that you should be well-informed and educated about your eye care. Therefore, during your eye exam in Vegas, we’ll explain the purpose of the equipment we use so you can become more comfortable as well as knowledgeable about your eye care and health. When we examine your eyes, our eye doctors use the most modern examination equipment available to ensure an accurate and efficient examination and diagnosis. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction slit lamp, intraocular pressure, and a retinal exam. Personalized to you, no two eye examinations or eyewear prescriptions are the same. Your comprehensive exam will also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness. We will consider your stage of life and take the time to learn about your goals, lifestyle, general health, and eyewear needs and preferences. Each of these elements impacts your eye health.
Once your annual exam is completed, our optometrists will be able to give you an updated prescription and any recommendations for treatments or at-home care as needed. While you should always visit Dr. Thompson if you are experiencing symptoms, annual eye exams are just as important even if you are not having specific symptoms at the time. Many of the most common and potentially dangerous eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration develop in a manner so gradual and slow that many people are completely unaware of there being a problem until the disease is advanced enough to have done significant damage to the eyes and vision. It’s best to be proactive with your eye care, and even better to schedule your eye exams in Vegas with Paul Thompson, OD today.