Many people put off or forget to have regular eye exams. In fact, it is estimated that 12.2 million Americans need vision correction but only half of the adults at high risk for serious vision loss, visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months. Nearly 50% of children under the age of 12 have never had their eyes checked. These facts are concerning, because eye health is extremely important to overall well-being. Diabetes, glaucoma, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure can all be detected during an eye exam.
Eye conditions can often be easily managed when found early. Seeing your optometrist regularly helps make sure you catch problems quickly to improve treatment options. This is particularly important for degenerative eye conditions like macular degeneration or glaucoma, which can be treated if caught in early stages.
Your eyes are an important part of your health! There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Don’t take your eyes for granted.