People generally dismiss regular eye
exams, feeling they are not necessary unless their vision starts
to degenerate. In reality, regular eye exams are critical to early
detection of diseases like glaucoma. Many disorders of the eye can
strike without prior warning, so regular exams are the best way to
ensure these problems are identified and treated.
At every age, eye exams are important:
- Infants and children – Vision
problems affect more than 15% of kids, but children, especially
the very young, are not able to recognize deficiencies in their
vision. Eye exams help correct problems that can impact a child’s
health and ability to learn in school.
- Adults – As we age, vision can start to
degenerate. Regular eye exams can spot changes in vision and offer
corrective options to ensure that you can continue to perform well
at work and enjoy activities like reading.
- Seniors – Older adults can begin experiencing
vision problems that result from ailments like glaucoma, cataracts
and macular degeneration. Eye exams are the key to early detection
and treatment of these very serious conditions.
In addition to detection of eye diseases, eye exams can help spot
problems in your overall health. Diseases that affect vision, like
diabetes, that can be identified early through an eye exam.
Regular attention to the health of your vision
is of vital importance to your eyes and general health. Book an eye
test today to make sure you’re seeing the whole picture.