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Want to avoid vision loss? Why basic Refraction isn't enough when it comes you your eye health.


When it comes to taking care of our health, we often tend to overlook the importance of getting our eyes checked regularly. Most people believe that a basic refraction is enough to determine their eyesight's health, but this niotion is both untrue and dangerous. A basic refraction only tests your visual acuity and helps you get a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. While that is crucial, it is not sufficient to assess your overall eye health.

A comprehensive eye exam, on the other hand, is an in-depth examination of your eyes. It involves not only testing your visual acuity but also examining the interior segment of your eyes. This is where the real value of a comprehensive exam lies. A thorough scan of the interior segment of your eye allows your eye doctor to screen for hundreds of eye diseases and their early indicators.


Some of the most common eye diseases that can be detected through an internal eye exam include glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. These diseases often show no symptoms in their early stages, making them difficult to detect without a comprehensive eye exam. However, if they go undetected and untreated, they can lead to vision loss and, in some cases, even blindness.


By getting a comprehensive eye exam, you can ensure that your eyes are healthy inside and out. It is an investment in your eye health, and the cost of the exam is worth every penny. Besides, detecting eye diseases in their early stages means that they can be treated and managed more effectively, preventing them from progressing and causing severe vision loss.


It is essential to note that a comprehensive eye exam is not just for people with existing eye conditions or those who wear glasses or contact lenses. Everyone, regardless of their age or vision, should get a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. It is the best way to ensure that your eyes are healthy and that any potential issues are detected and treated early on.


In conclusion, a basic refraction may provide you with a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, but it is not enough to determine your overall eye health. A comprehensive eye exam, while more expensive, is worth every penny as it allows your eye doctor to screen for hundreds of eye diseases and their early indicators. By investing in a comprehensive eye exam, you can ensure that your eyes are healthy inside and out and that any potential issues are detected and treated early on, preventing vision loss and other eye problems. So don't wait, schedule your comprehensive eye exam today and take the first step towards maintaining healthy eyes for life.


About the Author: Ojos Del Mar is a world class eye care clinic in Tamarindo, Costa Rica that provides comprehensive eye examinations, progressive eye problems treatments, dry eye and eye pain management, prescription eyewear and contacts, and custom contacts. Their clinic is also a Keratoconus Center with cutting edge, customized treatments for patients suffering from the disease.


To book an exam, please visit: Ojosdelmar.com/schedule

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Hi, I'm  Dr. Roya!

I'm an Optometrist with extensive experience and expertise in the fields of dry eye, eye comfort, keratoconus, speciality contact fitting, and comprehensive eye care.

 

As a globally recognized professional in my field, I shifted my focus in 2023 towards sharing my knowledge and skills with other practitioners in order to help the greatest number of people. To achieve this goal, I have established Ojos Del Mar, a concierge eye care clinic located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, where through a multi year Advanced Fellowship training program, I impart my knowledge to licensed Costa Rican optometrists, assisting them in enhancing the quality of eye care available to the people of this beautiful country. 

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