Regular eye exams are important for keeping your eyes healthy and detecting certain health problems early. Annual eye exams help identify vision problems, eye diseases, and even some health problems that may not be related to the eyes. If you have questions about the importance of annual eye exams, talk to our optometrist at Lens n Specs in Schaumburg. We can help you understand why annual eye exams are so important and what they can do to help keep your eyes healthy.
Your eyes are critical parts of the body and yet many people do not take care of them as well as they should. One of the best ways to protect your eyes is to have regular eye exams. During the eye exam, our optometrist will check your vision and evaluate your overall eye health. This allows us to detect problems early and treat them before they become serious. Some of these issues include macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.
Eye exams also help detect health problems that are not related to the eyes. For example, high blood pressure can sometimes be detected during an eye exam. This is because the blood vessels in the eyes can show signs of damage due to high blood pressure. If our optometrist detects signs of damage, we can refer you to a doctor for further testing and treatment.
As you age, it is normal for your eyes to change. Having the right contact lenses or eyeglasses prescription is imperative to prevent strains and headaches, and to help you see as clearly as possible.
Eye exams are important for everyone, but they are especially important for people who have a family history of eye disease or other health problems. If you have questions about whether you need an eye exam, talk to our optometrist at Lens n Specs. Call our team today at (847) 884-7150 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.