What Our Doctors Worry About For You

Eyes are more than “windows to the soul”, they are also “windows to your health”.   The only way to peer inside the human body and observe blood vessels in action without having to probe or cut the body is through the eye. Your eye examination reveals more to the doctor than your vision status; we are always on the watch for changes in the health within your eye that might clue us in to changes in your general medical status.  We worry when you come in with headaches and check for changes in your neurological status.  We worry about sudden vision change that occurs in only one eye and check for potential blinding eye conditions.  We worry when your eyes are excessively dry, checking for Sjogrens syndrome or Hyperthyroidism (Graves Disease).  We worry about your complaints of double vision and test for things like stroke.   We worry when the vessels in your eye are bleeding and check for diabetes, or when the arteries are thin and check for undiagnosed hypertension.  While we check for general eye health conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma, we are also checking for many systemic conditions that eye exams can yield clues of.

We take great pains to analyze your eye problems and correct your vision and invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in digital eye examination technology to provide the most accurate diagnoses possible.   Our doctors receive training above and beyond licensure so we can perfect our fitting and dispensing of the  latest vision correction technologies like advanced contact lens options, high definition eyeglass lenses and LASIK advances.

At Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, our doctors worry about things for you, so you don’t have to.  If you are concerned about changes in your vision or symptoms related to your eyes, be sure to see your optometrist or ophthalmologist as soon as possible, and if you live in the Washington DC area, please call us at (301) 670-1212 to set up your appointment.   Serving the Rockville, Potomac and Gaithersburg Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC for over 40 years.

Visit our practice website youreyesite.com and follow us on Twitter @EyeInfo

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