Don’t Delay Your Eye Exam

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When the economy is sluggish, there are a few things people tend to cut back on or get rid of altogether, including their morning triple-shot-soy latte, premium cable channels and going out to eat regularly. But there’s one thing that people shouldn’t skip, and that’s an eye exam.

Eye exams, similar to visits to the dentist, can often reveal medical problems you didn’t know existed. For example, if you’ve been getting consistent headaches, it could be the result of eyestrain. Eyestrain can be caused by many things, like staring at a computer screen for too long, reading or even watching TV, but you might just need glasses. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition that makes it hard for someone to see things at a distance. Usually, the farther away something is, the blurrier it gets. Whereas hyperopia (farsightedness), is when it’s a challenge to see things at close range. Either one of these can cause headaches.

The only way to know for sure if you suffer from either farsightedness or nearsightedness is to see your optometrist. Not only will he or she be able to give you appropriate information about your vision, but also identify other issues like astigmatism, which is when objects might be blurry at some angles, but not others. All three of these problems can be fixed with glasses (or contacts, if you prefer), though.

For your eye’s sake, it’s crucial that you get them checked on an annual basis. This eye exam will help you keep your eyes healthy for years to come. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact me today.

3 Responses to Don’t Delay Your Eye Exam

  1. jim says:

    The importance of yearly eye exams is never emphasized enough. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after there were some unusual findings during my routine exam. Hopefully, more people out there will take the time and money to invest in their health.

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