Did you know even if you have no issues with your eyes, you could have other health issues and potential eye diseases undiagnosed? This is one of the most important reasons why it is essential to have an eye exam with your Fishers Eye Doctors yearly. We have all heard the stories of a tumor being noticed by an eye doctor during an annual eye exam. Or someone with exceptional vision, being diagnosed with an eye disease they were unaware that they had. These stories are real and have saved lives and eyesights throughout the world.
When was your last eye exam? Hopefully, you are able to remember when this was, but if you do not, it is time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Amy Walden & Associates, your Fishers Eye Doctors.
According to the American Optometric Association, children’s eyes should be initially checked when they are first born and again during infancy, preschool and school years. Of course, if your child is having any issues such as headaches, holding a book to close to their eyes or complain about any other symptoms, schedule an eye exam to ensure they are not having any vision problems.
During school ages, children should have their eyes exams every 2 years. As an adult, you should have an eye exam every year, unless you experience any issues along the way. You may also need a new prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses. If this is the case, you can schedule this with your annual eye exam.
5 Reasons to Have Annual Eye Exams
- Many Eye Diseases do not Show any Symptoms: Glaucoma is one of the most serious eye diseases and is commonly known to sneak up on people. This disease, like many others do not have any symptoms at all. Cataracts and Macular Degeneration develop slowly and subtly vision changes may occur, but you may not even recognize them. Early detection of any of these eye diseases is essential to maintain healthy vision.
- Eye Exams detect other diseases: Eye Exams have been known to detect early onset of diabetes, cancers, brain tumors, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
- Detect Changes: Your eyes change, just like other parts of your body do. Eye exams can help control headaches and fatigue from an incorrect prescription. That is why it is important to have your eyes checked if you are experiencing either of those issues.
- Helps Children Learn: One out of 4 children has vision problems. Children tend to fall behind in school due to vision problems. Eye exams can detect these problems and get your children back on track.
- Poor Eye Sight is Dangerous: Having good vision means you will work and play safer. This overall will have a better quality of life.
Schedule an Appointment at your Fishers Eye Doctors Office Today
These along with many other reasons are important to know when thinking about getting an eye exam. Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body and it is essential to take care of them daily. Annual eye exams can maintain your vision and also save your vision in the long run. Contact Dr. Amy Walden & Associated to schedule an appointment with your Fishers Eye Doctors today!