Annual Eye Health Exams

Childrens Eye Exams | Dry Eyes Treatment | Optomap (No Dilation Retinal Exam) | ValdostaYearly eye exams are important regardless of your age or health. As we know, preventive health care saves millions from stroke and heart attack each year. The idea is the same when you go to the eye doctor. Early detection of cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy is the best way to maintain a high quality of vision.

During a yearly eye exam, your doctor will examine more than just the need for glasses or contact lenses. All parts of the eye are evaluated to gauge risks for developing eye disease and vision loss. Did you know that the health of your eyes can be an indicator to your overall health? Your eyes are the only place the blood vessels can be directly viewed and often show the first signs of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Awareness and prevention are the keys to help save your vision. If you or someone you care about has not had an annual eye examination, NOW is the time. Our optometrists and staff are dedicated to helping you maintain and enhance your quality of vision. For your convenience you can visit the request an appointment tab at the top of the page to schedule an appointment and visit the patient portal to fill out the preliminary paperwork.

Children's Eye Exams

Childrens Eye Exams  ValdostaChildren should have their eyes examined before they start pre-school. If there is a family history of eye disease or a noticeable problem, your child should be evaluated sooner. Our doctors can examine people off all ages, birth to adult.

Sadly, over 70% of school aged children have NOT had an eye exam. It is a proven fact that poor vision will negatively affect a child's schoolwork.

Annual eye exams play a critical role in detecting various eye diseases and vision problems that could dramatically impact a child's learning. Visual problems can be distracting and frustrating.

Common signs of a vision problems are:

  • Rubbing eyes often
  • Holding head at an angle
  • Squinting
  • Chronic eye infections
  • Sitting too close to the TV
  • Confusing similar words
  • Poor school performance
  • Writing crooked
  • Headaches
  • Daydreaming or lack of attention
  • Losing interest quickly

A screening performed by a school nurse or pediatrician should not be a substitute for a full eye exam. Some vision problems are not detected by a simple vision screening.

Of course, not all learning difficulties are a sign of a visual problem. Your child's vision needs should not go unattended. Unlike most medical problems, a child will not normally complain of visual problems because they do not know the difference. Our doctors and staff care about your child. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please give Wilson Eye Center a call or select the "Request an Appointment" link on the top of the page.

Optomap (No Dilation Retinal Exam)

 Optomap (No Dilation Retinal Exam) ValdostaWilson Eye Center is one of the few offices that offers an alternative to dilation. We offer the Optomap non-dilated retinal exam as an option at the time of your annual eye health examination. The Optomap is a fast, easy way to have a comprehensive retinal evaluation without the side effects of dilation. The Optomap retinal exam also allows your doctor to view your retinal history from year to year for tracking and diagnosing potential eye disease. You are the most important part of our practice, and that is why we offer the most up-to-date technology for diagnosing eye disease.

Dry Eye and Eye Allergies Treatment

We specialize in the latest and most advanced treatments for Dry Eyes and Eye Allergies. There are several over-the-counter drops that claim to help dry eye or allergies. Many of the OTC drops only make the symptoms worse. Both problems often have the same symptoms but are treated very differently. If you are suffering from watery, red, or itchy eyes, give us a call. Let us help you make dry eyes or allergy eyes a thing of the past.

Eye Injury and Infections

We treat ALL types of eye infections and injuries. We understand that most eye infections and injuries are irritating or painful and hard to deal with. Normally, if left untreated, they get worse, which is why we treat infections and injuries as a top priority. In most cases, you will be scheduled for a same day appointment. Our doctors are on call for after hour emergencies 7 days a week. Simply call the office, and the doctor on call will be paged.

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