Optometry Billing and Coding
Every August, National Eye Exam Month is observed in America because healthy vision is such an important part of our health. Getting an eye exam is key to keeping your eyes healthy and your vision clear.
When it comes to identifying eye health issues in their earliest stages, your first best step is to schedule an eye exam with a qualified doctor of optometry. An optometrist will provide eye and vision care; he or she will examine your eyes to diagnose, treat, and manage any eye diseases and disorders he or she finds. They also can be key in detecting other health issues and systemic diseases. (In those cases, they diganose and treat associated eye-related issues, and the patient sees a primary care doctor or specialist to address the main issue.)
Preventative vision and eye care via regularly scheduled eye and vision exams is important. In certain situations, cursory vision screenings are offered, but comprehensive exams are more thorough and provide a more detailed record of eye health. During an eye exam, your optometrist will assess your vision to determine if you need prescription eyeglasses. (Your optometrist will also be able to determine if contact lens use is an option in your case.) He or she also will check your eyes for common eye diseases, and make suggestions for protecting your eyes to decrease the possibility of vision loss and/or any development of eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc. Further, optometrists can detect other health conditions during a comprehensive eye exam, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, brain tumors, and more.
“It is estimated that half of visual impairment and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis and timely treatment. Despite cost-effective treatment and eye preservation interventions, the number of potentially blinding eye diseases continues to escalate. Increased awareness can help — remind family members and friends at higher risk for eye diseases and vision loss to have their eyes examined regularly.”
Reduced vision can affect your ability to perform daily tasks and activities and can increase your risk of other health problems. But you can inquire of your eye doctor about ways to keep your eyes healthy and protect your vision. Again, the best first step is to have routine eye exams. The American Optometric Association recommends annual eye exams for school-aged children through adults; so check with your eye doctor to schedule your comprehensive vision exam every year.
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