When You Should See an Ophthalmologist
posted: Sep. 29, 2022.
How your ophthalmologists in Nashville, TN, can help your vision
When your vision is poor, it can dramatically impact your life. You may lose your ability to see things far away, which can impact your driving. You may lose your ability to see things close up, which can impact your ability to read. Whatever vision problem you are having, your ophthalmologist can help. Dr. Stewart Shofner at Shofner Vision Center in Nashville, TN, provides comprehensive vision care services, to help you see clearly.
Vision loss can happen gradually over time. One of the most common reasons for gradual vision loss is aging. Vision loss can also happen suddenly, due to a traumatic injury involving your eyes or optic nerves. There are also chronic medical conditions that can affect your vision, including diabetes.
Your ophthalmologist is an expert at the diagnosis and correction of vision problems. You should see your ophthalmologist if you experience:
- Eye pain
- Eye swelling or redness
- A discharge coming from your eyes
- Problems with color vision
- Blurred vision in one or both eyes
- Double vision
- Chronic watery or dry eyes
- Seeing spots or flashes of light
- Problems with night vision
- Reduced peripheral vision
You should also visit your ophthalmologist at least once each year if you have one of these chronic medical conditions:
- Thyroid disease
- A previous eye injury
Your ophthalmologist has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases of the eyes, including:
- Macular degeneration
- Retinal detachment
Vision correction options your ophthalmologist may recommend include:
- Contact lenses
- Bifocal or trifocal lenses
- Reading glasses
- LASIK eye surgery
- Cataract removal surgery
Don’t miss out on the beauty of life, when great vision is just a phone call away. To find out more about when you should see an ophthalmologist, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Shofner at Shofner Vision Center in Nashville, TN. You can reach them in the office by calling (615) 249-7381, so call now.