Top 5 Reasons to Have Annual Eye Exams

Did you know even if you have no issues with your eyes, you could have other health issues and potential eye diseases undiagnosed? This is one of the most important reasons why it is essential to have an eye exam yearly. We have all heard the stories of a tumor being noticed by an eye doctor during a annual eye exam. Or someone with exceptional vision, being diagnosed with an eye disease they were unaware that they had. These stories are real and have saved lives and eye sights throughout the world.

When was your last eye exam? Hopefully, you are able to remember when this was, but if you do not, it is time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with your local eye doctor.

According to the American Optometric Association, children’s eyes should be initially checked when they are first born and again during infancy, preschool and school years. Of course, if your child is having any issues such as headaches, holding a book to close to their eyes or complain about any other symptoms, schedule an eye exam to ensure they are not having any vision problems. During school ages, children should have their eyes exams every 2 years.

As an adult, you should have an eye exam every year, unless you experience any issues along the way. You may also need a new prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses. If this is the case, you can schedule this with your annual eye exam.

Top 5 Reasons to Have Annual Eye Exams

1. Times change and so do your eyes

Vision correction can help keep you performing your best at work, school and in sports. Correcting slight over or under corrections of your prescription can also help you avoid annoying headaches or general eye fatigue.

2. Many serious eye diseases often have no symptoms

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that is commonly known as the “sneaky thief of sight.” Conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts develop so gradually that you may not even realize your vision has decreased. Early detection of these and other eye diseases is important for maintaining healthy vision.

3. Eye exams can detect serious medical conditions

The doctors at Young Vision Care can spot the early onset of diabetes, cancers, brain tumors, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

4. Vision is critical to learning

Undetected vision problems can cause children to fall behind in school. An eye examination can detect problems in visual system that can contribute to learning and reading difficulties as well as poor school performance.

5. Seeing well and looking good

The primary reason for visiting your eye doctor should always be eye health, but there is nothing wrong with a little style. Young Vision Care stocks popular designer labels to keep you up on the latest eyewear fashions.

These along with many other reasons are important to know when thinking about getting an eye exam. Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body and it is essential to take care of them daily. Annual eye exams can maintain your vision and also save your vision in the long run

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