Here at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry, we understand that you lead a busy life. In between the responsibilities of work, education, child care, and more, it can be difficult to find the time to look after your health. It can be tempting to let your routine eye exams fall by the wayside amidst everything else you have to worry about, but we strongly recommend that you stay on top of it. In this article, we’ll go over three key reasons why you need routine eye exams.
• Checking for Sun Damage- Most people are aware of the link between UV rays and skin cancer, but fewer people realize that they can also damage your eyes. Since you don’t want to be limited to staying indoors during daylight hours, your annual routine eye exam provides an important way to screen for sun damage and learn how to avoid or mitigate it.
• Monitor Digital Eye Strain- Another everyday source of stress on your eyes is digital screens—which, in today’s world, are just about everywhere. Reading on digital screen has been shown to dramatically slow down the rate at which people blink, which means that they’re not getting the essential lubrication that blinking provides. Routine eye exams from our team at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry will allow you to monitor the signs of digital eye strain and be alerted immediately if anything worse should develop.
• Correct Vision Problems- The main reason that many people get routine eye exams is because they already have vision problems that need correction. Vision problems continue to develop over time, so having your eyes examined regularly will allow your eye doctor to make any necessary adjustments to your treatment. As we alluded to above, even if you don’t currently have any vision problems, you should still get routine eye exams in order to keep your eyes in the best possible condition and catch any changes quickly.