Posts for tag: Ophthalmologist Visits

By Princeton Eye and Ear
December 11, 2018
Category: Ophthalmologist

Your eyes are one of your most important personal assets, and caring for them remains a top health priority. Are you seeing an ophthalmologist regularly? At Princeton Eye and Ear in Lawrenceville and Plainsboro, NJ, your ophthalmologists, Drs. Chetan and Angana Shah, provide routine exams, glasses, surgery, and everything else you need for optimal eye health. Protect those eyes and feel confident that you have your best possible vision!

What is an ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a specially-trained eye physician. They have advanced credentials to:

  • Perform eye examinations
  • Prescribe glasses and contact lenses
  • Diagnose/treat eye diseases and chronic conditions
  • Perform specialized treatments and surgeries
  • Interface with your primary care physician and other providers involved in your continuing health care needs
  • Provide care for diabetics, people with low vision, and individuals with special needs

Eye doctors such as Dr. Chetan Shah and Dr. Angana Shah also maintain the highest possible standards of practice, as they have performed literally thousands of eye surgeries using the latest in techniques, equipment, diagnostics, and medications. Furthermore, they maintain professional associations and credentialing to keep their skills sharp and up to date.

As such, when you receive care—routine and otherwise—from one of our eye doctors at Princeton Eye and Ear, count on precise and compassionate service. Our physicians and their team treat everyone's eyes as they would treat their own!

Eye conditions and services

Your Lawrenceville and Plainsboro, NJ, ophthalmologists treat conditions of the eye such as:

  • Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy, for example)
  • Infections
  • Dry eye
  • Retinal tears and detachment
  • Glaucoma
  • Flashes and floaters
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Blepharitis (eyelid infection)
  • Ptosis (eyelid drooping)

When to see your ophthalmologist

The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a baseline eye examination if you are 40 or older. Then, follow-up exams should be spaced one to two years apart or as your physician at Princeton Eye and Ear feels necessary.

Your examination will include a check of your:

  • Eye anatomy (cornea, retina, lens, and more)
  • Vision acuity
  • Pupil function
  • How well your eyes track together
  • Peripheral vision
  • Color perception
  • Depth perception
  • Intra-ocular pressure (to assess for glaucoma)

Additionally, your ophthalmologist will carefully review your medical history and current medications and treatments as these impact how well you see and the long-term health of your eyes.

Should you see an ophthalmologist?

The answer is yes. You'll have peace of mind that your vision is in the best of hands. Call Princeton Eye and Ear for an exam appointment at either one of our two locations in Lawrenceville and Plainsboro, NJ: (609) 883-3000 for eye issues and (609) 403-8840 for ENT.