For those of us who have eyes that are in good condition, we sometimes miss the importance of taking preventative steps namely, an eye exam. Nevertheless, timely diagnosis of eye disease is critical to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. This can easily be done with a simple eye test.
Numerous eye and vision problems don't have any obvious warning signs. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Call to schedule a thorough eye examination at our office in Scotts Valley, CA , where our experienced optometric staff provides service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Scotts Valley vision center employs the latest technology ensuring a thorough eye exam.
Unfortunately, over than three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, the leading source of blindness but only 50% of them realize this. Glaucoma is sometimes called ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can impair vision without any symptoms. Practically two-thirds of adults in America fail to use eye glasses or contacts and don't schedule regular eye exams, therefore leaving their eyes at greater danger.
Research shows that many Americans are uninformed about the seriousness of glaucoma. In a recent survey, the American Optometric Association determined that 67% of Americans are under the false impression that glaucoma can be prevented. In actuality the disease is unpreventable, although it can be treated if diagnosed in the early stages, which makes regular examination all the more crucial. Early diagnosis and treatment are also critical for thwarting the harmful effects of other eye conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts.
Regular eye examinations to check for eye and vision problems should be a priority. Be sure to set up regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to keep up healthy eyes for many long years.