The Importance of Annual Eye Exams

The importance of Annual Eye ExamsAs we enter the year 2020, our team here at Vision Corner would like to remind you to schedule your annual eye exam. Eye exams are important at every age and life stage not only to help you see clearly, but also to make sure you are healthy. Eyes are the windows to the soul and certain red flags may show up during an eye exam that can affect your overall health and wellness.

Routine compressive eye exams allow our optometrist to not only monitor the condition and health of your eyes to help you see clearly, but also to detect vision problems, eye diseases, and even general health concerns.

Why should I schedule a comprehensive eye exam?

During your exam we will test your visual acuity (sharpness), eye movement and alignment, depth perception, and a variety of other factors that contribute to your quality of vision. Eye drops will be used to enlarge your pupils so that your optometrist can see into your eyes and check for any early signs of health problems within your body.

By examining the blood vessels within your eye, signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, disorders, hypertension, and other health problems can be detected. Early detection and treatment are critical to reducing your risk of vision loss or blindness.

The demands on our eyes today are greater than ever. It is our privilege at Vision Corner to ensure your eyes are up for the challenges of today. Some of the biggest threats to your eyes today include digital eye strain, dry eyes, sun damage, and allergies.

How often should I be seen?

Eye exams are important for both adults and children. For children, they should have their first eye exam before the age of 1 and then another between 3-5. After the age of 6, everyone should schedule an annual eye exam. Remember that vision screenings are not a substitute for an exam, as they only indicate if you have difficulty seeing and do not evaluate eye health. As you age, it is important to continue visiting the optometrist annually as age-related vision problems may occur.

Even if you think you have perfect vision, scheduling an eye exam can be one of the best things you do this year to protect your overall health and wellness. For more information or to schedule your eye exam today please call our office at (713)-632-2000.

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