Most people don’t think about going to the eye doctor if they don’t currently need glasses. But it’s important for everyone to visit the eye doctor on a yearly basis so any issues can be caught early enough to do something about them.
When you go to the eye doctor, your eyes are checked to see if your eyesight is poor enough to need glasses. But this isn’t the only thing that the eye doctor checks for. The doctor will also check your eyes for early signs of diseases that can include glaucoma and macular degeneration. It’s important to check for signs of these eye diseases because they can cause serious problem, up to and including blindness.
It is also important to check your eyes to make sure you are seeing properly. Eye strain can cause other health problems like headaches. So it’s good to know if you need glasses or if your current prescription is strong enough to keep you seeing the way you need to.
If you already use glasses or contacts, you should see your eye doctor once a year. If you don’t currently need glasses, you should see an eye doctor at least every other year to make sure your eyes still look good. And as you get older, it’s even more important to see your eye doctor on a regular basis since several eye diseases don’t show up until a person is older.
For all of these reasons, it’s very important to see your eye doctor on a regular basis. Your doctor can check if you are straining your eyes which may be causing other health problems. They will also keep a look out for early signs of eye diseases that could cause serious problems to your eyes. It’s best to try and keep your eyes as healthy as you can. Read this eye care article to learn more eye diseases and the importance of taking care of your eye health.
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