5 Reasons to Schedule Your Eye Exam Today
When last was your last eye exam? Have you been putting off that eye exam? Here are five reasons why it is important to visit us at least once a year. Read this article for details which can improve your eye health and overall health and wellbeing.
Eye exams help children succeed in school
It is estimated that 80% of learning at school takes place using the eyes, so it is crucial that you have your children’s eyes tested to ensure optimal learning. School aged children’s vision also changes frequently so even if your child already has prescription spectacles, that prescription will change from time to time between the ages of six and eighteen. Children who struggle to see in class seldom tell their parents or teachers this and often rather suffer in silence, leading to poor performance and diminished attention spans.
Myopia is becoming an epidemic.
Our 21st Century lifestyle (near work, city living, less time outdoors, etc.) has caused an increase in eye diseases such as myopia or near-sightedness. Research has shown that by the year 2050, half of the global population will be affected by this and its knock-on risks of retinal complications, cataracts, and glaucoma.
Vision screenings are no substitute for an eye exam.
Many people are lulled into a false sense of security by having a visual screening, but these simply tell a person whether there is anything obviously wrong. An annual, comprehensive eye exam performed by an optometrist is necessary.
This is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60 and often has no symptoms of an eye condition other than slow vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma can be detected in an eye doctor’s pressure test. Although it is incurable, it can be managed with early detection and proper medical care if it is detected early enough.
Annual eye exams can detect other serious health problems.
Along with vision problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis and even some forms of cancer can be detected though routine eye exams. These alone are important reasons to go online and schedule comprehensive eye exams for you and your family immediately.
Healthy Vision is the goal of 3 for 1 Glasses. Avoid eye problems and serious eye diseases with regular eye exams.