The eyes are a very delicate yet very complex organ. So much of your perception is obtained through your eyes. However, vision is not limited to only your eyes. The occiptial lobe in the back of the brain processes information from your eyes and makes sense out of what you see. This is why all structures involved in the vision process are referred to as the visual pathway. Any disruption along this visual pathway, can lead to decreased vision or even blindness.
Routine eye exams with thorough dilations are necessary for your eyes to function at their best. At Rockford Family Eyecare we have the most up-to-date technology that can keep your eyes and ultimately your vision in pristine shape. Not only does a yearly eye exam help diagnose and prevent eye condtions like Cataracts, Glaucoma, "Pink Eye" and Allergic Conjunctivitis, but also many systemic conditions can be detected with regular eye exams including:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Malignant Hypertension
- Brain tumors along the visual pathway
Routine eye exams are not just about vision but also about your overall eye and body health. Come schedule a complete eye health exam today!