Are You Paying Enough Attention to Your Eye Care?
When was the last time you thought about your vision? Unless you noticed a recent problem with your eyes, there is a pretty good chance it has been a while. Most people wind up taking their eyes for granted until there is a problem. Even if you use corrective lenses, there is a good chance that you aren't thinking about your needs of your eyes on a daily basis. That is a mistake. We have many patients at Sina J. Sabet, MD, PC, in Alexandria coming to us when only after they have been experiencing severe eye problems for a while. Don't wait to address any eye symptoms.
Signs You Need to Have an Eye Exam
Depending on your current age and vision, it may have been years since your last visit to the eye doctor. Most doctors suggest that people between the ages of 35 and 60 should have an eye exam approximately every two years. Patients who are over 60 years old and those who wear corrective lenses need an annual check-up.
But vision problems are never something you should take lightly. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you need to go to an eye doctor as some of these symptoms might need eye surgery to correct them.
- Decreasing vision
- Red, itchy eyes
- Noticing light or dark spots that seem to float across your field of vision
- Recently being diagnosed with diabetes or currently suffering from diabetic retinopathy
- Deteriorating night vision, especially while driving
- An increase in headaches, especially during or after engaging in tasks that are vision intensive like working on a computer or reading
- Sudden onset of motion sickness or dizziness when trying to following a moving object
- After a head trauma
Quality Ophthalmology Care in the Alexandra Area
Whether you are currently having eye issues or just want to prevent future problems, our ophthalmology office can help. Dr. Sabet is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been treating patients in the Alexandria area for years. Dr. Sabet can treat a wide range of vision issues, including those stemming from diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Our ophthalmologist is also certified in LASIK surgery. Call us today at 703-370-9411 to schedule an eye exam.