In addition to helping you maintain your best vision, regular eye exams are a valuable tool for medical eye care and in the early detection of many chronic systemic diseases. St. Charles Vision’s doctors of optometry are experts in the therapeutic treatment of eye diseases and disorders such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes and cataracts.
Eye Exams and Systemic Diseases
Because of a few very unique characteristics of the eye, a trip to the optometrist’s office for a basic exam can expose the first signs of many diseases that affect multiple organs or even the entire body. Everything from diabetes to hypertension to rheumatoid arthritis can cause symptoms that affect eye health, and sometimes these symptoms show themselves years before a disorder can be easily detected by other routine health tests.
Symptoms of high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension and more often show up in an eye exam years before they are detected by other healthcare providers. And just like many ocular disorders, early detection is often to key to successful management of chronic or progressive diseases and disorders.
High Definition Diagnostic Equipment
Every St. Charles Vision office is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment to provide our doctors with the most accurate data with which to evaluate your health and medical eye care needs. Next-generation devices such as the Optos Ultra-Widefield Retina Imager and the Zeiss Optical Coherence Tomographer offer unprecedented views and evaluations of all parts of the eye, through tests that are quick, painless and non-evasive.