Published on November 01, 2016

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Ashley Finch, OD, Gundersen Eye Clinic Whitehall

We are blessed to live in a beautiful area. Gundersen Eye Clinics in Whitehall, Black River Falls and Winona, Minn., can help you bring this beauty into focus.

"Yearly eye exams are an important part of health maintenance for everyone, regardless of age or physical health," says Ashley Finch, OD.

"A comprehensive eye exam will not only determine your prescription for glasses or contact lenses, but will also assess your overall health."

Gundersen optometrists monitor your sight for diseases that can have no symptoms such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. In addition, Gundersen ophthalmologists are available to see you at every Gundersen vision center.

Systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes can also be detected through an eye exam. Early detection and treatment of these diseases can help reduce your risk for permanent vision loss.

"As you age, you are more likely to develop age-related eye conditions such as cataracts. We are able to monitor for these changes and make surgical referrals when necessary," says Dr. Finch, who sees patients in Whitehall.

Proper and regular eye examinations are very important for children: Your Gundersen optometrist helps ensure the proper development and visual skills necessary for success at school and in other activities.

"Kids don't always know what 'normal' vision looks like and therefore may not complain of blurry vision, so it is important to have their eyes examined," notes Dr. Finch.

Regardless of age, all people are susceptible to other eye problems including red eyes, dry eyes, itchy eyes, foreign bodies and eye infections.

If you experience any of these problems, make an appointment right away at a Gundersen Eye Clinic near you.