You only get one set of eyes and preserving your vision as you age is imperative. One of the best preventative measures that you can take is to have routine comprehensive eye exams with our optometrists at Ideal Family Eye Care in Chicago, IL.

Understanding What Sight Loss Means

Often, the early signs of sight loss can indicate an undiagnosed eye condition, including macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma. These diseases can rob you of your eyesight and often have very subtle or no early warning signs. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, it is imperative to immediately schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors.

  • Chronic pain in one eye or both
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Flashes of light
  • The appearance of halos around lights
  • Increased light sensitivity

Some of these symptoms can be precursors for serious eye diseases, some of which can make you go blind if they are left untreated.

The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams

Early detection is the best course of action when it comes to diagnosing eye diseases. Unfortunately, it can be easy to forgo an appointment because you see clearly. Remember, 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have healthy eyes. Our optometrists have the knowledge and tools to thoroughly examine your eyes. If an issue is discovered, early intervention helps prevent further vision loss. Taking a proactive approach gives you peace of mind knowing you are taking care of your most important sense.

Contact Ideal Family Eye Care For An Eye Exam

If you are experiencing sudden changes in your vision, it can be an indication of a serious problem.  Delaying an appointment may allow for further damage to your vision and make the condition more difficult to treat. Call our team at Ideal Family Eye Care in Chicago today at (773) 774-2200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Szewczyk or Dr. Luty.

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