Importance of Eye Exams
posted: Jul 25, 2019.
Many people only schedule appointments with the eye doctor when they are having a problem. This is a mistake. There are several reasons why you should make it a point to see our eye doctor at Argus-Optical Co. for annual eye exams.
Diseases Of the Eye Show No Early Symptoms
Many serious diseases of the eye show no symptoms. Without treatment, conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma cause permanent vision loss. Since these conditions show no early signs, it is essential that you have your eyes examined every year. The sooner the condition is detected, the sooner you can begin treatment to slow the progression of the disease, preserving your eyesight.
Vision Changes Occur Gradually
Vision changes occur very gradually. In many cases, the changes happen so slowly that you may not even realize that your vision has changed. During your annual eye exam, your optometrist will test your visual acuity to determine if your vision has worsened.
Current Eyeglass and Contact Lens Prescription
If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, and your prescription will only be valid for one year. If you lose your glasses and you haven't had an eye exam in the last year, you won't be able to get a new pair until you have an exam. Also, once your year supply of contacts has run out, you won't be able to order a new supply until you have had an annual eye exam. It is best to keep up with your exams so that your prescription will always be current.
Detect Medical Conditions
Certain medical conditions can be detected during an eye exam. In some cases, these conditions can be diagnosed by your eye doctor before your primary care physician catches them. A few of the conditions include diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumors. Considering that these are life-threatening conditions, annual eye exams are essential.
Call Us Today!
It is essential that you make annual eye exams with Argus Optical Co. a priority. Our optometrist treats patients in Bermuda, Hamilton, and the surrounding area. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.