Littzi Eye Care
Jacqueline J. Littzi, MD
Ophthalmology & Laser Cataract & Glaucoma Surgeon located in Greenwich, CT & New Canaan, CT
Having a routine eye exam is an easy way to pinpoint vision-related health problems before they get worse and interfere with your quality of life. An eye exam also provides an opportunity to update your eyeglass or contact lens prescription and to learn more about your visual health. At Littzi Eye Care in New Canaan and Greenwich, Connecticut, Jacqueline Littzi, MD, offers eye exams to men, women, and children. If it’s time to schedule your eye exam, call the office nearest you or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.
Eye Exam Q&A
What is an eye exam?
An eye exam is a preventive health measure used to determine the physical health and function of your eyes.
During an eye exam, Dr. Littzi uses a series of procedures and tests to examine your eyes. Some of these tests are simple, like reading an eye chart. Others are more complex and use high-powered lenses to visualize the blood vessels and tiny structures inside your eyes.
An eye exam can alert you to potential health problems like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. It also presents an opportunity for you to update your eyeglass or contact lens prescription, and to ask Dr. Littzi about symptoms or problems you’re experiencing.
Why are eye exams important?
Eye exams are important because they can detect serious vision-related health problems early before they damage your eyesight. Many conditions like cataracts don’t present symptoms in their early stages. As a result, you might not realize anything is wrong.
In addition to diagnosing and treating vision-related health problems, eye exams can also improve your quality of life. For example, if you’re nearsighted and have trouble seeing street signs, an eye exam can provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses. This alone can prevent strain-induced headaches and keep you safe while behind the wheel of your car.
How often should I participate in an eye exam?
There’s no set rule for eye exams. However, Dr. Littzi usually recommends having an eye exam every 1-2 years, depending on your age, risk factors, and whether you wear eyeglasses or contacts. If you’ve been diagnosed with a vision-related health problem like glaucoma or macular degeneration, more frequent eye exams will be necessary.
Is there more than one type of eye exam?
At Littzi Eye Care, Dr. Littzi offers a wide variety of eye exams, including:
- Routine and medical exams
- Glaucoma testing
- Macular degeneration testing
- Exams for dry eyes
- Exams for blepharitis
- Contact lens exams
- Prescription eyeglass exams
- Retinal evaluations
The type of eye exam you’ll most benefit from depends on your overall health and eyesight. Following a review of your medical history and discussion of your goals for treatment, Dr. Littzi can make a recommendation that aligns with your needs.
If it’s been more than two years since your last eye exam, make an appointment at Littzi Eye Care today by calling the office nearest you or by using the online booking tool.