Our optometrist and supporting professionals at Legacy Optical have offered caring, competent, cutting-edge service to residents of Hampton Bays, NY, and surrounding areas for decades. We take a holistic approach to helping our patients enjoy and preserve their sight. It all starts with regular eye exams.
Everyone Needs a Professional Eye Exam Every Year
One of the most important things your eye doctor does is detect eye problems during their earliest, most treatable stage. Anyone from age six months and on needs an eye exam every year to catch conditions that can steal vision before they have a chance to get worse.
Preschoolers need eye exams to make sure they don't have correctable problems that can interfere with the development of eye-hand coordination and the enjoyment of play. Elementary school children need regular screening to deal with amblyopia, nearsightedness, and farsightedness before they fall behind at school. Many teens want contacts for vision correction and the right lenses for sports.
We have all heard about the chronic conditions that steal sight from seniors. These include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts. We can detect these problems early on your annual eye exam and make sure you get the treatment you need before any of your sight is lost.
Did you know that these conditions can be a problem for people no one would consider old? If these conditions run in your family, you need an eye exam every year even when you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and especially in your 50s and beyond.
Two Often Overlooked Conditions: Dry Eye and Eye Infections
There are two conditions our optometrist treats for which should have you coming in for an exam right away. They are dry eye and eye infections.
In and around Hampton Bay, you are more likely notice the itchy, scratchy, inflamed, blurry, and, ironically, tear-filled eyes caused by dry eye disease in the winter. The solution for dry eyes isn't to use more and more over the counter eye drops. Using the right eye drops, prescribed by our optometrist, or availing yourself of new treatments that do not involve any eye drops at all, will bring lasting relief.
Eye infections are sometimes the result of dry eyes. They can also be the cause of dry eyes. You should make an appointment with your optometrist right away if you are dealing with red, inflamed, itchy eyes. You should also come in for treatment if you have sticky or crusty eyelids, as these symptoms are often caused by conditions such as blepharitis or pink eye.
Make Your Appointment with Legacy Optical Today!
The professionals at Legacy Optical are dedicated to providing you with the best possible eye care. Request your appointment online or call us at (PHONE) to schedule your next eye exam today! The offices of Legacy Optical are located at 4 Springville Rd A, Hampton Bays, NY 11946, United States.