5 Surprising Reasons Eye Exams Matter
Life is busy, so it can be easy to forget about things like scheduling regular eye exams.
That’s why we’re giving you five great reasons to remember your eyesight when you’re planning your time!
1. An Ounce Of Prevention…
Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, are slow-acting. Unfortunatly, by the time symptoms are present, these diseases are very advanced. The most important thing we can do to avoid permanent vision loss from these types of diseases is to schedule regular eye exams so issues can be caught, diagnosed, and treated early on.
2. A Simple Vision Screening Won’t Cut It
Many schools provide free vision screenings, which seems like a pretty good deal. The problem is that these screenings focus on visual acuity, which means they don’t catch everything. Only a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist can check for other issues that could be making vision-related tasks (such as reading) difficult or uncomfortable for a child.
3. Digital Eye Strain Shouldn’t Impact Your Work
Many of us have jobs that require us to spend most of the day looking at a computer screen. This can lead to eye strain as well as symptoms such as blurred vision, dry eyes, and headaches. Regular eye exams are a great way to make sure you have the right tools to fight back against eye strain.
4. Prescriptions Should be Up-To-Date!
Our vision changes as we get older and glasses or contacts that used to provide us with perfectly clear vision may gradually become less effective. Don’t subject yourself to months or years of endless squinting; schedule your next eye exam so you can get new lenses!
5. The Eyes Are The Windows To Overall Health
As important as it is to have eye exams for the sake of preventing and diagnosing eye diseases and keeping your prescription current, they’re also a great way to look out for your overall health. The eye doctor is often the first person to spot the signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even cancer, all from a routine eye exam.
Schedule An Eye Exam and Save Your Vision!
It is important to practice good eye care, and a great way to do that is by scheduling an eye exam, particularly if it’s been longer than a year since the last one.
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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.