It is a common misconception that you only need to get your vision checked if you are having trouble seeing. But, this is a misconception that could put your health in as much of a risk as not visiting the dentist.
Healthy vision is very easy to maintain at any stage in your life. Eye exams not only check for poor vision, they can also reveal warning signs of other health diseases. Hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are just a few diseases that display symptoms an eye doctor could catch. Vision care is similar to dental in that serious problems can develop from lack of preventive care.
As we age, our vision is also more susceptible to cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. None of those conditions seem like anything I want to happen to my eyes!
Scheduling preventive eye exams can help you save money and your vision in the long run. If your eye doctor detects signs of a health condition before it becomes serious, you’ll be sure to save on ever-rising medical expenses.
So now you may be saying something like “I don’t have time to make it to the eye doctor” or “Eye exams are uncomfortable.” The good news is that eye exams are so quick you can have your eye exam in less than an hour. All it takes is a yearly effort (that’s right, only one time a year) to maintain your vision.
With great eyesight you will always be able to see your grandchildren play sports, instruments or even just look at the picture they drew you last Christmas.