The eye doctor is only for those who have poor vision, right? Wrong. Going to the optometrist and the ophthalmologist should be an activity that everyone takes time to do. While you can get help with your vision through glasses and contacts in our offices, you can also get an early warning of diseases that take a lot of time to develop. This helps you catch and treat them early so that you may have minimal to no damage to your eyesight at all. Here are a few reasons why you must have a comprehensive eye exam as often as needed even if you think you have great vision.
A Comprehensive Eye Exam Checks for More
Many times, eye screenings are offered for free, but they only check for vision problems. They don’t check for all of the overall eye health problems that you may be experiencing. Plus, many eye health problems are slow acting. So, if you are only going to free eye screenings, you may be putting your health at risk because you aren’t checking for other adverse eye health risks. A comprehensive eye exam checks for more and can even catch other health risks. Regular eye exams are important to your health even if you have great vision.
Keep Your Eyesight Great
Just because you once had 20/20 vision and required no corrective lenses doesn’t mean that that will always be the case. As we age our eyesight changes easily. So while ten years ago you may not have needed glasses, you may need them now. Don’t subject yourself to months of squinting or dangerous driving. If you find this happening, schedule a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Clifford Myers office and we will help you get to the bottom of the issue. Just one visit might be the key to solving issues with headaches, squinting, and other eye-related problems.
Family History Can be a Predictor
Even if you have 20/20 vision, your family may have a history of eye-related problems. This means that you need to have regular checkups and preventative screenings to make sure that you are not developing any eye problems. Don’t ignore your family history because it can be a predictor of your future. Many eye problems caught early can be prevented and easily treated. Once your vision is lost, it usually cannot be restored. This is why it’s important to have regular check-ups instead of only going in when you experience symptoms. Most eye problems and diseases will only begin to have symptoms at later stages.
Take Our Advice: Make an Appointment
Have we convinced you? You need to have regular comprehensive eye exams no matter if you wear glasses or not. A comprehensive eye exam will make sure that your eyes are healthy and will continue to be healthy for years to come. Plus, they’ll be able to catch any problems early and make sure that they are treated if possible. Contact Dr. Clifford Myers office to set up your appointment today.