8 Signs that an Eye Exam is Needed from Park Ophthalmology

Vision changes can happen so gradually that it isn’t surprising that many Triangle residents don’t schedule an eye exam until they have trouble reading road signs or a computer screen. Although the main reason to see an eye specialist might be for new glasses or contacts, but there are several other reasons. Many situations demand evaluation by the Triangle’s Beth R. Friedland MD. With offices at Park Ophthalmology in Raleigh and Durham, Dr. Friedland and her team provide comprehensive care for every all aspects of eye health, from vision correction through eye surgery.

Park Ophthalmology offers eight important reasons to get an eye exam:

  • Time since last exam: If it’s been more than a year, it’s time for a new eye exam. Exams can reveal underlying, undiagnosed health conditions such as diabetes or cancer, and provide early warning signs of heart disease and stroke.
  • Night vision worries: Driving at night is difficult for many people, especially as they age. Only an eye health professional can assess what is causing the problem and provide corrective treatment.
  • Medical conditions: Those with a family history of diabetes or glaucoma need to be vigilant about regular eye exams.
  • Red, itchy, dry eyes: It’s annoying to have eyes that are constantly dry, red or itchy. Patients at Park Ophthalmology’s Dry Eye Clinic get relief from those symptoms with a 12-minute in-office treatment.
  • Getting older: Anyone over 40 needs to have at least a baseline eye examination. Eyes don’t work as well with we age.
  • Computer strain: Viewing a computer, tablet or phone screen for extended periods can cause eye strain, marked by headaches or blurred vision. See Dr. Friedland to determine whether online work is the cause.
  • Dizziness: Vision plays an important role in maintaining balance. Motion sickness and dizziness could indicate vision problems.
  • Trouble reading: Holding reading material further away to see it clearly is another sign that vision correction could be needed.

Don’t put off that important yearly exam. Contact the friendly, professional staff at Park Ophthalmology and schedule a complete eye exam. Park Ophthalmology is currently accepting new patients from across the Triangle.


Park Ophthalmology welcomes patients from all areas of the Triangle and offers a wide variety of specialized services including surgery for diseases of the eye, vision examinations, eye safety information, sports medicine protective eyewear and counseling, contact lenses and evaluation, and all types of ocular diagnosis and treatment. Many types of surgery are available, including cataract and laser surgery. We are here for you and your eye and overall health. Give us a call today!

This article about the vision care is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.

The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.


Park Ophthalmology

5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)

Durham, NC 27713

Office: 919 544 5375

Fax: 919 544 5829


Park Ophthalmology North

6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105

Raleigh, NC 27615

919 846 6915

Office Manager Jenny Whitman, e-mail: parkeyemd@gmail.com.

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