August Is Healthy Vision Month!
August is healthy vision month! It’s the perfect time to stop and ask yourself, “When was the last time I had an eye exam?” If it’s been a while, give us a call.
Who Needs Routine Eye Exams?
The short answer is everyone! Whether you’re young or old, whether you have prescription lenses or not… Everyone should have their eyes examined regularly—every one to two years.
More frequent appointments are necessary, if:
- you’re over 60 (yearly)
- you have corrective lenses (yearly)
- you have an existing eye condition that should be monitored (according to an eye professional’s recommendations)
Important Ages To Get An Eye Checkup
If you aren’t able to have an eye exam as often as you would like, at least make it a priority at these important ages:
- 6 months old
- 3 years old
- 6 years old (right before starting kindergarten)
- 40 years old when many eye concerns start to develop
Why Age 40 Is An Important Time
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Why Are Eye Exams Important?
Quite simply, the majority of eye diseases that we diagnose in our practice everyday have no symptoms. That’s right! Most eye diseases don’t cause any discomfort or pain, and the majority of diseases do not cause detectable vision changes, at least early on. So, how do we know that our eyes are perfectly healthy and that we are seeing our absolute best? Schedule regular eye health wellness and vision exams for you and every member of your family annually. It’s that simple.
We Want To Give You The Best Care Possible
We are using the latest and greatest technologies to detect eye diseases earlier than ever before. The reason this is so important is because earlier detection, many times, allow us to prevent progressive of these disease. Examples would be glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. And, also know that, with your permission, we will communicate these findings with your general physician. This makes it easier for them to be involved in all facets of your physical health. Call us today. We stand ready to help!
Together, We Keep Your Eyes Healthy
We’re so grateful to be your trusted vision care provider. Let us know if there’s ever anything that we can do to serve you or your family. And, do you have friends who could benefit from knowing how to better care for their eyes? Share this blog post with them!