It is a well-known fact that your vision changes over time. Perhaps at one time you did not need to wear corrective lenses, but now you can’t drive or watch television without using your prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. You may have an optical prescription, but is it up to date? Make an appointment to come see our Las Vegas eye doctor, Shannon Chandler, O.D., to find out. A yearly eye exam is recommended for everyone, whether you wear corrective lenses or not, but it is even more important for those of you with prescriptions.
When you first received your contacts or glasses, our Las Vegas eye doctor gave you a thorough exam and determined that you needed help with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, or some combination of these refractive disorders. After Dr. Chandler wrote you your optical prescription, you soon were enjoying much improved eyesight, without the difficulty and eye strain you were previously experiencing. As your eyes change, though, that original prescription may become less effective or even ineffective in correcting the problem it was written to address.
You might be thinking, “So what? I may not see as well as before, but it is no big deal.” It is a big deal though. In the course of your busy days, you might not be aware that those tension headaches have begun to return because your eyes are straining to see. If your eyeglasses or contacts are required for driving, using an out of date prescription can be downright dangerous. An eye exam with our Las Vegas eye doctor will ensure that your current glasses or contacts are adequate or that your prescription is updated to fulfill your new vision requirements.
If you need any further motivation to come in for an eye exam, remember that in addition to keeping your prescription up to date, our Las Vegas eye doctor will be screening you for common eye diseases and problems. If these conditions are detected in their early stages, treatment options are more plentiful and tend to be most successful. Call us today and schedule your annual eye exam.
A friendly reminder: It’s nearing the end of the year, so don’t forget to use your vision benefits.