Vision Care - Nashville and Hendersonville, Tennessee
Many optometry patients have questions about their visual health. At Choate Eye Associates, our goal is to keep our patients informed. Dr. Walter Choate and the members of our staff are always happy to answer vision care questions for any of our patients from Nashville, Hendersonville, Tennessee, and elsewhere. If you do not see the answer to your question listed here, please feel free to contact Choate Eye Associates at any time for more information.
How often should I visit Choate Eye Associates for checkups?
Regular checkups with an expert eye physician like Dr. Choate are central to effective vision care. This is the most effective means to identify eye diseases and eye conditions while they can still be treated. Young adults between the ages of 20 and 30 who have no visual difficulties, and no health risk factors may only need an examination every two years. Children, patients over 40, and those with medical problems and special eye issues should see us for an examination every year.
When should my child first be examined?
Most children should have their first vision exams at six months, unless they exhibit symptoms of a problem before then. Choate Eye Associates is fully equipped to provide vision care to your entire family.
When is laser vision appropriate? What are the limitations of LASIK and other refractive surgeries?
LASIK is a useful procedure for correcting refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It can dramatically improve vision for certain individuals. However, it is important to realize the limitations of the procedure. Many LASIK patients still rely on corrective lenses for driving and reading. Furthermore, LASIK requires a recovery period just like any surgery, and as is always the case with surgery, there are risks and complications associated with LASIK.
For these reasons, many patients are better served by putting their trust in contact lenses and eyeglasses like those available at our optical boutique, rather than refractive surgery. At Choate Eye Associates, the patient's interests remain paramount. Our vision care professionals always operate with this principle in mind.
How can I preserve my vision as I age?
As we age, macular degeneration and other eye diseases become more common. It is therefore even more important to seek regular vision care checkups. Good nutrition is essential to good vision at any age, but this also becomes more important as we age. It is a good idea to take vitamins and eat lots of fruits and vegetables to help maintain long-term visual health. Finally, managing health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes helps to minimize the risk of vision loss with age.
As a diabetic, what special vision care considerations should I keep in mind?
Diabetes contributes to an increased risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. In most cases, these conditions are more likely to occur if diabetes is not controlled effectively. Maintaining a stable blood sugar level is the best way to avoid diabetes-related vision loss. Regular vision care appointments are also crucial.
I am interested in scheduling an appointment. What should I do next?
To schedule a vision care appointment at our practice serving Nashville, Hendersonville, and other areas throughout Tennessee, please contact our practice throughout our website by filling out the form at the top of this page. We can also be reached by phone at (615) 851-7575.8725. We look forward to helping you with all your vision care needs.Contact Choate Eye Associates today.