Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Put Off Your Eye ExamAugust 3, 2021 1:26 pm
August is eye exam month and while many people skip their eye exam until they start to have troubles with their eye sight, it is actually an important part of your overall health to get an exam every year. Your eye sight doesn’t go away overnight, but it slowly deteriorates and you may not even be aware that it is happening. That is why it is so important to have a professional examine your eye sight each year to insure that it is still in good shape.
There are more reasons besides just insuring that your eye health is taking care of for you to get an eye exam. Some of these reasons include:
- An eye exam can detect health problems that are not typically associated with eye health like diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthrosclerosis (hardening of the arteries.)
- Good vision is critical to your avoidance of other life threatening accidents such as car accidents, mis-reading medical labels, and falling. Falling is one of the deadliest things that can happen to you if your vision is even mildly impaired.
- Technological advances may catch something that wasn’t detectable even five years ago. Technology in all areas is moving at a rapid pace, but when it comes to eye diagnostics there is no exception. New technologies allow for additional diagnosis that may not have been made at your last eye exam.
We recommend that you mark your calendar for August 1st each year to commemorate National Eye Exam Month and get your eye exam each and every year. If you do this, you will keep up with changing technology, catch other non-eye related diseases early, avoid dangerous falls, and catch any slips in your eye health early before it becomes a problem.
Schedule your appointment for an eye exam today and you’ll be better off for it. Good eye health goes hand in hand with your overall physical and mental health.