If you are looking for an eye care practice where you can receive excellent eye exams and treatment for eye problems, then you should become familiar with our practice, Allen Eye Associates. When you come to our office for an eye exam in Sherrill, you will be seen by one of our top-notch eye doctors, just one of whom is Dr. Matthew C. Alan. You may be surprised to learn that an eye exam can also let you know about other important health issues that may be affecting your body.
Not only will an eye exam in Sherrill discover if you have an eye diseases such as macular degeneration, or other eye problems, but during an eye exam our eye doctor may see first indications of other systemic medical conditions. For example, if you have diabetes, you may not yet know it. However, the elevated levels of sugar in your bloodstream can be affecting your eye health. There are times when a person first learns about the fact that they have diabetes during a comprehensive eye exam. Levels of sugar in the bloodstream can affect the blood vessels that surrounded and nourish the retina, and cause serious vision problems, if left untreated. Our eye doctor will also be able to determine whether or not you have problems with high cholesterol. Our eye doctor will be able to see areas of deposits that are left by cholesterol. If this is the case, our eye doctor will recommend that you see your regular medical doctor for treatment of your high cholesterol. There are even times when a brain tumor can first be diagnosed during an eye exam. If a brain tumor is putting pressure on the optic nerve, this will be seen by our eye doctor during an eye exam. Of course, during an eye exam your eyes will be screened for many different eye diseases as well, including cataracts, retinal tears, dry eye, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor for an eye exam in Sherrill, simply contact us today.