Like most things in our day to day lives our body’s require some form of maintenance too in order to keep them going throughout the years. Our eyes are no different. As we get older in life new issues and conditions can begin to creep in which could have serious implications on our quality of life. Thankfully, attending regular appointments to get your eyes checked can ensure that this doesn’t happen to you.
Here are 5 reasons why you should ensure you are getting your eyes checked regularly.
Eye Exams Can Help Your Children Succeed at School
I know we mentioned above that this article might only be relevant to middle aged individuals but it’s important that our children attend regular eye checks too. Many children can struggle in school due to them not being able to see notes being written on the blackboard or not being able to read their homework or exams properly. Many of these eye sight issues can go undiagnosed if the child in question doesn’t directly raise the concern with their parents.
It’s so important as a parent to ensure you have your child's eyes checked regularly to make sure that there are no underlying issues and that they can see properly in school. Schedule in an annual eye exam to get them tested.
Myopia Is More Common Than Ever
Myopia is a refractive error in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the retina when ocular accommodation is relaxed. This usually results from the eyeball being too long from front to back, but can be caused by an overly curved cornea and/or a lens with increased optical power. It also is called nearsightedness.
A recent study has shown that the levels of myopia are rising. It’s estimated that nearly 30% of the world's population have some form of Myopia. If left untreated it can lead to further complications in life so it’s best to combat it as early as possible. A simple eye exam will be able to detect myopia and the severity of it. By the year 2050, less than 30 years from now, it is estimated that 50% of the world’s population will be myopic.
Like any disease, condition or medical issue, the earlier it’s identified the easier it is to treat and potentially cure. When it comes to eye problems, issues don’t always show themselves straight away but gradually set in, meaning you might not even notice any deterioration in your sight until it’s too late.
Annual eye checks will allow you to keep on top of any potential problems that might arise. Glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy can display symptoms early that an eye check can pick up on. Once detected action can be taken to prevent any further vision loss or deterioration.
Prevention is always better than cure. Attending regular eye checks will allow your eyecare professional to prescribe you glasses or contact lenses to help with any eye sight issues you may have. Taking preventative measures will help your sight further down the line and can ensure you get the most out of your vision with any further intervention.
Keep On Top Of Changes
As we age our eyes change and so do our prescriptions. If you’re currently wearing glasses or contact lenses it’s important that you are attending eye exams regularly to ensure that your prescriptions are up to date. This same principle applies to any ongoing eye issues you might have already. It’s important that you get a regular check up to monitor any changes to make sure that any relevant action is taken to correct those changes.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can improve your vision with Laser Eye treatment then get in touch today with a member of our team and we’ll be happy to help.