American author Zig Ziglar once said, “I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.”
At Bright Vision Optometry, we agree with you Zig. Our human ability to see is miraculous. We open our eyes each day to see so many different things including the people we love, the beautiful environment we live in and of course, Netflix.
In this blog post, we’ll answer the question, “why get an eye exam?”. Let’s get into it.
Do you ever get the feeling that your vision has changed? Or your vision is not as good as it was a year ago?
One of the biggest reason to get an eye exam is to ensure you are seeing your best.
Prescriptions for both eyeglasses and contact lenses often will fluctuate with time. During your eye exam, your eye doctor will measure your new prescription to make sure you are seeing as good as you can.
Especially during COVID times, we are seeing more and more patients who are on the computer for the majority of the day. Think about all the people working from home. Think about all the kids doing social distance learning. Getting an eye exam will check for changes in your vision that you may or may not have noticed.
An eye exam can help detect eye health problems at the earliest stage when it is the most treatable.
For example, if left undetected, Glaucoma is an eye disease which can lead to blindness. However, if you have glaucoma and your eye doctor catches this problem early, it was a very treatable disease which can prevent blindness from ever happening.
Another example is retinal detachment. Sometimes retinal detachments can happen suddenly but there are also times where retinal detachments can be prevented.
During your eye exam, your eye doctors will perform a retinal evaluation which can catch early signs and risks of retinal detachments such as retinal holes and lattice degeneration. If caught early, there may be surgical options to prevent retinal detachments from ever occurring.
Lastly, getting an eye exam can detect systemic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and even brain tumors.
Diabetes is one of the most common health disease humans are facing. 1 out of 10 people in the U.S. are diabetic. Diabetes not only affects our human bodies but it could also affect our human eyes.
At Bright Vision Optometry, there were more a than a few times where we referred our patients to get checked for diabetes because of the eye health changes our doctors detected inside their eyes.
Lastly, during your eye exam your burning questions will be answered by a credible and trusted source. With the internet, it is easy to get answers to your questions but are the answers credible?
When was your last eye exam?
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the content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. please seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding your medical or vision conditions.
Bright Vision Optometry is a family-owned & operated optometry office located in Chino Hills, CA 91709