The Importance of Routine Eye Exams
Your prescription for your contact lenses or glasses hasn’t changed since last year. Your eyes feel fine, so there can’t be anything wrong, right? Routine eye exams are much more important than simply having your prescription updated. Your eye care professional determines your overall eye health.
Checking for Eye Disease. Many eye diseases like glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy may not have any symptoms in the early stages. Getting early treatment is essential to prolonging eye health a preventing future vision loss.
How Do Your Eyes Work Together As a Team? Sometimes our eyes do not communicate with each other properly, which can lead to vision issues and lack of information transfer to the rest of the body. When our eyes aren’t working together, it can cause headaches, eye strain, and difficulty reading and completing tasks. A routine eye exam can address these issues and help you get on track to better vision with fewer negative side effects.
Refractive Errors. Refractive errors are another name for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Whether you need to get up close to read or hold your book out at arm’s length, usually an eye care professional can help determine whether corrective lenses or corrective surgery will help resolve these issues.
A yearly routine eye exam is essential to making sure your eyes are healthy and there is no undetected disease, as well as helping to find corrective solutions for vision issues. By missing this important exam, you may miss out on early detection of much more severe problems or suffer from side effects related to eye issues. Allow us to be your primary eye care physicians– schedule your routine eye exam with Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry today!