It’s a brand new year and any list of resolutions should include making your eye health a priority. Statistics show that one in five Americans still put off having their yearly eye exams because they can “see well enough.” The well-educated optometrists at our Las Vegas optometry office can’t stress enough that without these annual exams, serious problems that threaten your eyesight can go undiagnosed, delaying necessary treatments. No matter your age, yearly eye exams are important for you to see more clearly now and to make sure you continue to see clearly in the future.
A new year can also mean new vision problems and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. During a comprehensive eye exam at our Las Vegas optometry office, much more than determining your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is accomplished. A variety of tests and procedures will be used to examine your eyes, from having you read an eye chart to more involved tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine your retina.
Eye exams are the best way to make sure you are using an up to date optical prescription. Wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses with a prescription that is too weak can cause undue eye strain, eye fatigue, and even headaches. To keep prescriptions current and to check for early signs of any eye disease, adults should have their eyes tested regularly, an examination which takes less time than you think! Eye exams are just as important for your young ones, as proper vision is closely linked to the learning process, eye-hand coordination, and academic success. If you see that your child is performing poorly at school, it is recommended that you have their eyes examined by Dr. Chandler, who provides exceptional family eye care at our Las Vegas optometry office.
Yearly eye exams are also a necessary part of complete health and wellness. Not many people are aware of this, but optometrists are often the first health care provider to discover signs of systemic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. High cholesterol may also be detected by looking at your eyes during the examination. With so many benefits to be gained by committing to yearly eye exams, be sure to make your health a priority in 2014 and begin by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Chandler at our Las Vegas optometry office.