Even if your vision is fine!
We believe it is important to arm our patients with knowledge. It is important to highlight what some eye symptoms could mean so you know what to look out for. We also know that it can be easy to forget about your eye health if you don’t have any current issues with it.
If you have always had 20/20 vision, or never experienced any recurring headaches or spots in your eyes, you may not remember to make a yearly eye appointment.
Even if you have no current vision problems, it is still a great idea to visit the eye doctor yearly. We wanted to highlight a few reasons today on our blog.
- Blood Pressure – a routine eye exam can identify if your blood pressure is consistently high. High blood pressure leads to many other health problems and if caught early, there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to help combat it.
- Vitamin Deficiencies – an eye doctor can identify vitamin deficiencies from an eye exam. This can help you combat any symptoms you may not be able to identify on your own.
- Macular Degeneration – this incurable eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss. The sooner it is diagnosed the better change you have of combatting its effects. It is still unknown the exact cause, but it is believed to be linked to age and genetics.
- Diabetes – this disease may seem unrelated, but people with diabetes have a higher risk of losing their eye sight. A yearly eye exam can help identify symptoms that might not be apparent to the untrained eye.
- Vasculitis – this causes inflammation of your blood vessels and can affect several organs at once. Your eye doctor may be able to catch it before your family practitioner if it is showing signs in your eye. This can cause organ damage and vision loss so its very important to catch early.
Make an appointment today!
In addition to the reasons detailed above, there are many other underlying conditions that can be caught by routine yearly eye exams. TriCounty Eye Associates cares about your overall health. We hope you now know that an eye exam is just as important for preventative care as it is for vision problems.
Continuing to bring awareness to our patients is an important part of what we do. We are always here to answer any questions you may have! Don’t forget to make your yearly eye appointment!