Routine Eye Health Exams

Routine eye health exams are an important part of a person's overall well-being. Eye exams should be integrated into personal annual health checks and be included along with visits to both your family physician and dentist.

Annual eye examinations are important for people who wear eye glasses, contact lenses, or who have had laser eye surgery to ensure that their vision is stable. Annual eye exams are also important for people who have various medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or arthritis. All of these medical problems can directly impact your eye health. People with a family history of eye disease such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, or cataracts should also schedule an annual eye health examination. Early detection of these problems by your eye doctor allows them to provide better treatment options and produces better visual outcomes. 

The risk of eye disease increases as we get older, making annual eye examinations more crucial. By our mid 40’s presbyopia  (loss of focusing) sets in, and people find themselves transitioning into a world of reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lenses. In our 50's or 60's we often see the onset of cataracts or other age related illnesses such as heart disease. In our 70’s we start to see the onset of macular degeneration. The important thing to remember here is that these conditions are simply more prevalent with age, but can occur at any stage within our life. 

As a child, annual eye exams are required to determine how our eyes are developing along with determining any visual problems that may hold a child back in school. Children live in an increasingly visual world, and the ability to see clearly is vital to a child's success. 

Call your optometrist to book an annual eye exam, or visit one of ouraffiliated optometrists. Then come to eye-bar to find your new favorite eyeglasses or sunglasses. 

 

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