Sunday , July 21 2024

What is Your Eye Exam Missing?

Traditional eye exams and retinal photography only examine the surface of the retina.
Dr. Paul E. Collins, OD - EyeSite of the VillagesThe first signs of eye disease often appear below the surface of the retina. Vision threatening diseases often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages, so our practice has begun using state-of-the-art technology to assess the health of your eyes.  The Doctors at EyeSite are happy to provide you with the iWellness Exam, the latest advancement in eye care technology that aids in early detection of eye diseases.

Dr. Paul E. Collins, OD - EyeSite of the Villages
Your Eye Exam Missing
Introducing the iWellness Exam
The iWellness Exam is a quick, non-invasive scan that allows our doctors to see beneath the surface of your retina. This unique technology can help our doctors detect vision threatening and systemic diseases in their very early stages, when they are most treatable and prevent possible vision loss.
Your eyesight is priceless and we are here to protect it!
The iWellness Exam uses state-of-the-art spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) to produce high definition images of the layers of the retina (sensitive area of the back of the eye). Often compared to an MRI or CT scan, SD-OCT images provide stunning details of retinal structures that are not visible with other examination techniques or tests. This is important because it enables the doctor to detect very early signs of vision threatening disease, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and others. When diagnosed early, these conditions are easier to treat, slowing progression and often avoiding vision loss.
“I am extremely pleased to offer this new technology to my patients.” “Many people believe they should only go to the eye doctor when they experience problems with their vision. In reality, many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision, but irreversible damage could be taking place. This is why regular eye exams including a thorough evaluation of the retina are so important. We’re trying to pick up signs of disease before permanent damage can occur.”
As part of your pre-exam testing, our technician will perform the iWellness Exam, which your doctor will review with you during your examination. Any questions you have about iWellness Exam and the results of the test can be discussed with the doctor during your examination.
The iWellness Exam is non-invasive and can be performed quickly and easily as an initial first step in a routine comprehensive eye examination. The images produced provide a view of the retinal layers that enable the doctor to identify very early signs of disease, or confirm the patient’s ocular health. Early detection of retinal abnormalities and disease may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevent or slow the progression of vision loss. The iWellness Exam is recommended annually regardless of symptoms, thereby allowing eye doctors to observe any subtle changes occurring over time.
Early detection of eye disease may prevent vision loss. Schedule your iWellness Exam today!

EyeSite of The Villages
2909 Traverse Trail
(West of Brownwood – Golf Cart Accessible)
The Villages,FL 32163

(352) 674-EYES (3937)

At our eye care & vision center near Brownwood in The Villages, we provide complete medical eye exams by a Florida Board Certified Optometrist, designer high fashion mens and womens Eyeglasses and Eyewear, top-quality trendy Polarized Sunglasses and state-of-the-art technology to provide ocular disease management and eyecare consultation with personalized service being our #1 priority. Call us for an eye exam appointment today at our office. (352) 674 – 3937

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