Most adults need to have their eyes checked every year or two. However, few people schedule these appointments as often as they should. In honor of National Eye Exam Month, our team has compiled several reasons to stay on top of your comprehensive vision assessments.
Catch Early Signs of Eye Conditions
Don’t wait until you notice vision changes to get an eye exam. Many eye conditions have no symptoms at first. They can go unnoticed for a long time.
A comprehensive dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist can identify eye diseases in the early stages. Generally, that’s when it’s the easiest to treat them.
Maintain Your Quality of Life
Early detection is a vital part of managing common eye diseases that cause vision loss or blindness, such as:
Vision loss and blindness have been associated with low self-efficacy, social isolation, decreased physical activity, and an increased risk of falls and fractures. Protecting your vision is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your current quality of life.
Detect Underlying Health Problems
Did you know that eye doctors can often detect serious health conditions before primary doctors? That’s because eye health is a good indicator of overall health.
Many people first learn that they have high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, or even lyme disease from a comprehensive eye exam. Eye examinations can also detect medication toxicities, vitamin A deficiency, sexually transmitted diseases, and other health conditions.
Other Reasons to See an Eye Doctor
If you experience any of the following symptoms, don’t wait for your next appointment. Contact our ophthalmologists right away for issues such as:
- Eye pain
- Double vision
- Halos around lights
- Decreased vision
- Flashes of light
Make Your Vision a Priority
How often you get your eyes checked can impact your vision, ocular health, and quality of life. Call 732-349-5622 to schedule a comprehensive examination with the team at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates. We have offices in Manalapan Township, Brick, Toms River, and Barnegat, New Jersey.