Vision Screening vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams

eye exams_downtown eye careIf it’s been awhile since you’ve been to the eye doctor, you may not know what to expect when you come in for an appointment. For example, did you know that there’s a big difference between vision screening and comprehensive eye exams? If you’re not sure what the differences are between these two examinations, this article will explain everything you need to know. Our team at Downtown Eye Care in Des Moines, IA is here to serve all of your eye health needs, from eye exams to glasses and contacts to surgical procedures for correcting your vision. [Read more…]

Glaucoma and Family History Can Affect Your Vision

glaucoma treatment with downtown eye care Although anyone can develop glaucoma, those who have a family history of this optic nerve disease can be at even greater risk. The only way to effectively diagnose and prevent significant damage to your optic nerve is through early detection with regularly scheduled comprehensive eye exams. Dr. Barbara Evans, M.D. at Downtown Eye Care in Des Moines, IA has years of experience diagnosing and treating glaucoma in her patients. If you have a family history of glaucoma, it’s important for you to undergo regular eye exams. [Read more…]