It may seem as if you don't need to have an eye exam every year. After all, you don't have any pain or symptoms that would indicate your need to see our Clermont eye doctor. And you're seeing okay, right? Well, here at Clermont Family Eyecare, we want you to know that just seeing okay shouldn't be good enough. We want your vision to be the very best that you're capable of having. And as for problems with your eyes themselves, most common eye diseases produce no obvious signs to make you aware of them during their early stages. The importance of a yearly eye examination is to stay ahead of potential eye damage and vision loss, and to make certain that your eyesight is the sharpest and clearest possible.
If you already wear glasses or contact lenses, you may think that your vision is perfectly fine. But the reality is that your eyesight needs change over time. The corrective lenses that were perfect for you last year might not be so ideal now. Our Clermont eye doctor will do a thorough checkup of your vision to determine if you need your eyeglasses or contact lenses prescription updated. Sometimes, you might not even be aware of it, because the changes are so gradual. But you will most certainly notice the difference when you get your prescription in line with your current visual needs. And if you have never worn prescription lenses before, maybe this is the time when you can get some benefits from them. Why have to squint or stand on top of what you're trying to see, especially when you don't have to?
Just two of the eye diseases that can affect anyone, regardless of age, heredity, or other circumstances are glaucoma and cataracts. Our Clermont eye doctor will screen you for these, as well as others that are applicable to your particular situation. For example, macular degeneration is a concern from the age of 40 and up. And diabetic retinopathy is a risk for anyone who has type one or type two diabetes. With accurate diagnostic equipment, these diseases can be found and addressed before they progress and cause damage or vision loss that may not be reversible. This is just another good reason to call right now and schedule your yearly eye exam.
By Clermont Family Eyecare
April 4, 2016