The Benefits Of Regular Eye Exams At First Eye Care
You may know someone who still wears oversized 80’s-style eyeglasses. Unless they’re going for a retro look, you know they’re hopelessly out of style, but that’s the least of their problems. If they’re still wearing the same glasses they got a generation ago, they could be taking dangerous chances with their eyesight. At First EYE Care we recommend eye examinations every two or three years for our adult patients, and even more frequent exams for those over 40. These examinations have a wide variety of benefits for all our patients, from children just beginning school to seniors.
We can’t emphasize enough the benefit having corrected vision can have on your daily life. You use your eyes for everything, from working and driving to leisure activities like sports, television watching, and reading books. Eyesight can deteriorate so slowly that you never notice it until you’re having difficulty with everyday tasks, which can cause you to miss out on a number of enjoyable lifestyle activities. When you come in for a comprehensive eye exam, the first thing out optometrist will do is check your visual acuity. If you need new eyeglasses or contact lenses, our team will work with you to choose the best type for you.
Checking your vision is only half the reason for an eye examination. We’re just as concerned with your eyes’ physical health, and our optometrist will spend time doing tests to check for a number of serious eye diseases. Some of the more common ones we’ll look for are:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
If the doctor finds signs that you’re developing any of these conditions, he’ll be able to prescribe treatments and lifestyle changes you can do to lessen the chances of the disease progressing. With the right treatment and care, some diseases lay dormant and never do serious damage. In all cases, early diagnosis and treatment are the key to keeping your eyesight clear and bright for the longest amount of time before having to rely on surgical procedures.
Schedule Your Next Eye Exam At First Eye Care
There is no way for you to tell if you’re developing many eye problems, until they’ve done damage to your vision that can’t be corrected. The only way to find out is to have a comprehensive eye examination. Give us a call at 817-656-2020 to schedule and appointment to check the health of your eyes today.