05 Mar Importance of Regular Eye Exams
The world around us is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. We can only see these things when we adopt good eye care routine and the right perspectives to life. Our eyes is known to be one of the most important sense organ in the body. Therefore, to keep it in good shape, it needs to be taken care of just like the rest of our body.
It is estimated that 50% of sight loss is preventable. This means if we get our eyes tested regularly we can improve our eye health by detecting any eye related issues early enough. Glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are one of the increasing list of diseases ravaging the older ones. Some people have multiple conditions, while others may have one. Have you asked yourself why these diseases are common in older people ?
Its because most of them have had this disease long ago but have no cognizance of it. These people were not going for regular eye checkup, and as a result did not take corrective measures early enough. As we age, the proteins that help make up the lens can start to clump together, which causes clouding of the eye’s lens, also called cataract.
These diseases can be diagnosed at early stage by eye doctors. They can use different tests to diagnose and prescribe the right solution to reverse damages.
Eye exams are not limited to adults alone, vision and eye health are such a critical part in learning and development, therefore, its highly recommended for infants and children to also get eye exams.