4 Reasons Eye Exams are Important.
Updated: May 11, 2021
EARLY DISEASE DETECTION
Many people mistakenly believe that if they don’t need glasses, there’s no reason for them to have their eyes examined. But a visit to the optometrist isn’t solely about assessing your vision; it’s also about checking your eyes for diseases and conditions that could impact their long-term functioning. If left untreated, certain eye conditions — macular degeneration and cataracts, for example — can result in permanent vision loss or even complete blindness. However, if caught early, eye issues can usually be resolved with no long-term effect on vision.
PRESCRIPTIONS CHANGE OVER TIME
Those who use prescription eyewear are advised to have their eyes examined every year. Prescriptions change over time, and following the right treatment is vital to healthy vision. The right prescription will both optimize your ability to see and prevent eyestrain.
One of the most telling signs that you may need vision correction is a recurring headache. Eyestrain can result in debilitating pain around the temples that can’t be explained. A visit to the optometrist may allow you to resolve the issue once and for all.
A GLIMPSE INTO YOUR OVERALL HEALTH
Examining your eyes gives optometrists a view of the overall state of your health. An eye exam can detect high blood pressure, an early onset of diabetes, and even high cholesterol. This August, visit your optometrist to protect both your vision and your general health.
Book your next eye exam today.