For those of us with eyes that are in good condition, we sometimes forget about the importance of taking preemptive action namely, an eye exam. However, timely diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with a simple eye test.
Numerous optical problems are a-symptomatic. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Book a complete eye examination at our Austin office, where our experienced optometric staff offers service suited to the needs of every patient. Our Austin office employs cutting-edge technology ensuring a complete eye exam.
Unfortunately, more than three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, the main source of vision loss but only half of them are aware. Often called ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can strike without any forewarning. More than half of adults in America don't use corrective lenses and don't schedule regular eye exams, therefore putting their eyes at greater danger.
To make matters worse, many Americans lack knowledge about the truth about glaucoma. In a survey, the American Optometric Association found that two-thirds of Americans think glaucoma can be prevented. In truth the sight-stealing disease is unpreventable, though it can be treated if caught in the early stages, making preemptive screening even more crucial. Early diagnosis is also critical for halting the damaging effects of conditions including macular degeneration and cataracts.
Regular eye examinations to screen for eye and vision problems should be on your to-do list. Be sure to set up regular eye exams with your local optometrist to keep up your vision and eye health for years to come.