I can see fine. Why do I need an eye exam?
Maybe you have noticed a gradual change in your vision recently. Objects seem a little fuzzy and you find it’s more difficult to read smaller print. Overall, your eyesight just isn’t as sharp as it once was.
This is actually quite common, especially among those of us over the age of 40.
But, it’s not a good idea to self-diagnose your vision with a pair of cheap,
one-size-fits-all reading glasses from the local drug store.
Each set of eyes is unique. Therefore, it’s important that any corrective lenses (whether contact lenses or regular eyeglasses) match your own individual prescription. That’s just one reason why regular eye exams are so important.
A complete eye exam is much more than an evaluation of your vision.
A comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to diagnose underlying eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Sadly, too many people put off having a regular eye exam because they think, “There’s nothing wrong with my vision. I can see just fine.” But by the time you notice symptoms, it could be too late.
How long has it been since your last eye exam? Have you ever had one? If not, there’s really nothing to it. It’s totally painless and lasts about 15 minutes.
The National Institutes of Health recommend that you have an eye exam every two years after you turn 40. None of us are immune to the aging process. Unfortunately, neither are our eyes. A complete and thorough eye exam will determine any possible vision conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts, which become more common in adults age 40 and over.
Children’s Eye Exams
Did you know one out of every four kids over age 5 has some type of vision problem? Poor vision affects a child socially, emotionally, and physically. And it certainly doesn’t help in the classroom either!
That’s why in July 2000, Kentucky state legislators enacted a law requiring all first-year school children ages 3-6 to have a complete eye exam from a licensed eye care professional.
Anywhere from 3-5 percent of all children either have some form of lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), or both. But if these conditions are detected soon enough, they are often corrected successfully!
At Associates in Eye Care, we treat your children like they were ours. So before you send them off to school for the first time, bring them to us for their quick and thorough eye exam. Give us a call today to schedule your family’s eye exam, and see how much better life can get!