The Importance of Eye Care and Check Ups

Eye Care and Check Ups

Some people schedule an eye exam only if they are having a problem or if they need a new prescription. This is a mistake. There are a number of ways that regular eye care and checkups with Prudhomme Vision are essential to the health of your eyes as well as your overall health.

Vision Changes Occur Gradually

In most cases, changes in your vision occur gradually. Your vision can change so slowly that you may not even realize that it has changed. This can result in headaches and eyestrain, and you won’t even know why. During your annual eye exam, a visual acuity test would be performed to detect any changes in your vision.

Early Detection Of Eye Disease

Many serious eye diseases show no early symptoms. A few of these include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Without early diagnosis and treatment, permanent vision loss can occur. These conditions can be detected during an eye exam, which can slow the progression of the disease and prevent vision loss.

Detect Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions can be detected during an eye exam. In some cases, they can be caught before your primary care physician diagnoses you. A few of these conditions include diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, and even brain tumors. By making an annual eye exam, you can improve your overall health, and potentially save your life.

New Glasses Or Contacts

If you lose your glasses or just want a new pair, you are going to need a valid prescription. Because eyeglass prescriptions expire after one year, you are going to need an eye exam every year to keep your prescription current.

Like your eyeglass prescription, your contact lens prescription will also expire after one year. Once you have gone through your year supply of contacts, you are going to need to reorder. Whether you buy your contacts from your eye doctor, online, or at a big box store, you are going to need a valid prescription. During your annual eye exam, your optometrist can perform a contact lens check, and renew your prescription.

Call Prudhomme Vision Today!

You should make annual visits to Prudhomme Vision a priority. We specialize in pediatrics and family eye exams. Yearly checkups are the best way to be sure that your eyes are healthy, and to prolong your vision. Annual eye exams can also ensure your overall health. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

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