What is Optometry?
Optometry is health care relating to your eyes and vision. In some cases, an eye exam can be life-saving. Some health conditions can be visible in the eyes. Illnesses that can be detected during an eye exam include:
- Potential stroke
- High blood pressure
- Autoimmune diseases
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Some cancers
Dr. Gerald Astorino, OD, is now accepting new patients at Amoskeag Health Optometry and would be happy to see any patient that is 5 years of age or older. If needed, children can qualify for a free pair of eyeglasses. Please call 603-626-9500 to schedule an appointment with Amoskeag Health Optometry.
Types of Eye Exams
As part of a Diabetic Eye exam, you will have medicated eye drops used to widen your pupils. Using a special magnifying lens, the Dr. will be able to view the entire inside, looking for any changes that might develop from Diabetes and other conditions.
Annual Eye exams for children five years and older can be used to prevent permanent changes in vision. If needed, the patient may be referred to a Pediatric specialist to provide further evaluation and testing.
These exams are for patients five years or older who have acute eye issues. These can be made for same-day or scheduled appointments based on conditions such as: infections, sudden changes in vision, or injuries – but not for glasses.