Here at DuPage Optical, we truly believe that yearly eye examinations are important. We do a thorough examination to ensure your eyes are healthy and to look for any problems, even before you have symptoms that could impact your overall general health.
Some conditions we often detect are glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. We detect these diseases by using Optovue or OCT. Early detection also gives us the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms, such as vision loss.
As you schedule your examination, especially if it is your first visit, it’s important that we go over your health history. It is necessary to let us know all of your current medications and to bring your glasses, sunglasses and/or contact lenses at the time of your visit.
Our doctors and optometric technicians will perform a thorough examination of your eyes using the latest technologies. One of those instruments, called OPTOS, is able to provide a fuller and a more detailed image of the back of your eye. In less than 30 seconds, OPTOS technology decreases the use of the doctor having to dilate the eyes of children and adults. Another instrument we utilize is LipiView; this takes an image of your eye glands, called Meibomian Glands. These glands produce oils that are very important as they lubricate your eyes to prevent dryness.
Adults and children alike need to make time and remember to get their eyes checked regularly. It is important to schedule routine examinations if you have a family history of eye problems or have higher risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or being treated with medications for certain systemic conditions.