Why are routine eye examinations important?

At Thom Eye and Laser Clinic, patients of the Fargo, ND area have access to a quality ophthalmologist who can perform a wide range of diagnostic and treatment procedures for new and current patients. Dr. Steve Thom encourages patients to see their eye doctor regularly for routine screenings and evaluations. Eye examinations are just as important as any other regular appointment patients make, including annual skin cancer screenings and dental visits twice a year. Achieving and maintaining eye health starts with preventative care such as eye examinations.

Why are routine eye examinations important?

Dr. Steve Thom and his team are dedicated to assisting patients with general eye health. Many vision disorders and conditions that are caught early may be treated early enough for successful intervention. Some conditions may cause extensive damage if there is no definitive diagnosis in the earliest of stages. Additionally, taking care of your eye health is just as important as taking care of the rest of the body. Our team of professionals will perform a thorough, comprehensive exam during each visit.

What can I expect during my eye examination?

Patients considering an eye examination may have questions about what they can expect during their visit. Routine evaluations may include:

  • Medical history. If you’re new to Thom Eye and Laser Clinic, we will need information regarding your full medical history. If you’ve visited before, just an update of any changes will do. Know any prescription medications you are taking on a daily basis, as some may impact vision health.
  • Vision tests. Eye tests are used to determine the clarity of one’s vision and determine if any current prescriptions are still meeting one’s needs. Certain conditions, such as eye disease, may be diagnosed during these evaluations. Patients may need to have their pupils dilated for an effective evaluation of the inner structures of the eye.
  • Prescriptions. Patients who need prescription eyeglasses or contacts can obtain their prescriptions during these examinations. If there are changes in one’s vision, their prescription may change as well to compensate accordingly.

Call Dr. Steve Thom and his associates today

Patients who are in need of an eye examination in the Fargo, ND area are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with our team by calling (701) 235-5200. The office, located at 2601 University Drive S, is available for new and current patients seeking premier eye care.

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