The Importance of Getting Regular Eye Exams
- Posted on: May 15 2019
Taking care of your body is about more than just eating right and exercising on a regular basis; it’s also important that you get regular physicals and blood work drawn. Similarly, It’s also important that you take care of your vision by getting regular eye exams. But why exactly? Let’s take a closer look.
- Your Prescription May Change
If you currently wear prescription glasses or contact lenses then you should be getting an eye exam done about every two years on average. One of the reasons why we recommend that patients with prescription lenses get such frequent eye exams is because if your prescription changes, we can write you a new prescription to make sure that you are seeing things as clearly as possible. Even though that may mean that you will have to get new contacts and new glasses, it’s worth it in order to see things more clearly.
- We Can Catch Eye Diseases Early In
If you have a family history of macular degeneration, glaucoma, or cataracts or if you are an elderly patient, then you are more likely to develop these eye diseases. During an eye exam at our office, we won’t just check your vision but we will also do tests on your eyes to check for these diseases as well. Typically, as long as we catch these diseases in their early stages, they are easy to treat.
- They Can Detect Other Health Issues
The saying, “Your eyes are the windows in to your soul” may sound a bit dramatic, but it’s fairly accurate in our book. When we check the blood vessels in the retina, it gives us a better understanding of how the blood vessels are working through your body. Additionally, if you have diabetes, we will ask you to come in even more frequently (about every year) to check for diabetic retinopathy.
If you haven’t had your eyes examined in quite some time, schedule your appointment with us! Call our Dallas office at (214) 522-2661.
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