Ensuring that your eyes remain as healthy as possible protects your vision, so that you can read, drive a car and do other activities safely and comfortably. Routine eye exams are an essential part of maintaining healthy eyes through all stages of life. You should have a regular eye exam as often as recommended, which depends on your age, your risk of conditions that could affect your vision and whether or not you have any visual impairments, such as nearsightedness. Find out more about the benefits of having routine eye exams in Riverdale.
Early Detection of Eye Problems
Some eye problems, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, can end up causing permanent vision loss without proper care and treatment. Having routine eye exams provides eye doctors with opportunities to check for early signs of eye diseases and conditions and discuss ways to manage or treat them to protect your vision. Keep in mind that your risk of having problems with your eyes increases with age. If you have children, routine eye exams can detect eye problems that could lead to academic difficulties.
Early Detection of Underlying Medical Conditions
Eye doctors don’t only check for eye conditions and diseases when you have a routine eye exam. They also look for early warning signs that could be related to an underlying medical condition, such as high blood pressure. Finding these medical conditions early means that you can seek care from your physician to prevent complications. Since these conditions can also cause problems with your eyes, you’re also protecting your vision with regular eye exams.
Up-to-Date Lens Prescriptions
If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, regular eye exams are an important part of making sure that you have an updated prescription. Wearing corrective lenses that are no longer strong enough to correct your vision increases your risk of straining your eyes in order to try and see more clearly. When you have a routine eye exam, eye doctors are able to assess your vision and update your prescription as needed.
If you are due for a regular eye exam, please contact Riverdale Vision Care to schedule an appointment.