The Doctors at the Eyewear Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee have researched the possible risks associated with online refractive eye exams. Various online resources and websites advertise the ease and convenience of online eye exams using a computer, however there have been an increasing number of questions raised about the so called online eye exams. These eye exams use similar generic techniques that the Department of Motor Vehicles uses and have found to not be accurate in measuring visual acuity and can be taken on a desktop computer, iPhone or iPad. These results can lead to safety and validity concerns with the results of the test. Experts have showed that an online exam has the potential to miss critical, underlying eye health problems that may cause a patient to lose their vision as these online tests only focus on the refractive aspect of a persons vision.
The results further revealed that there is no substitute for a yearly eye health exam by your eye doctor. Optometrists are trained to evaluate your eye health and your ability to see your best. During the Yearly Eye Health Exams by the Doctors at The Eyewear Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee, over 20 tests are performed to determine any early signs of vision loss. They want patients to see their very best to determine if they need glasses or contacts. The patients medical History and other risk factors are reviewed to screen for any early signs of vision loss no matter what your age. It is imperative to have a yearly eye health exam to screen for early signs of glaucoma, cataracts and macular disease as these conditions cannot be detected by the way a person is seeing with their glasses or contacts. A person may still be seeing fine with their glasses or contacts and not realize they have a sight threatening condition that could lead to blindness if it goes untreated or undetected.
The Technology used by the Doctors at The Eyewear Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee includes using High Definition Digital Images that are taken of the back of the patients eye to screen for sight threatening disorders. High Definition Laser scans of the macula and optic nerve determine early signs of glaucoma, macular disease and diabetes. Diabetes, for example, affects more than 8 percent of the U.S. population, but roughly 7 million people are unaware that they have this condition. Many times people do not have any symptoms in the early stages of the disease and without a yearly eye health exam by The Doctors of The Eyewear Gallery, they may not know they have a disorder that could cause them to lose their vision.
To learn more about The Doctors at The Eyewear Gallery or to schedule an appointment, call 901-763-2020 or visit http://www.TheEyewearGallery.com
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