A car’s oil needs to be changed every couple of months. Teeth need to be checked and cleaned every six months. These are common knowledge. But, did you know that your eyes also need to be checked every six months?
No, really. Now that people spend more and more hours in front of a computer screen, this can take a toll on your vision and put you at risk of developing serious eye problems later on. Here are more reasons why:
Myopia Is Becoming An Epidemic
Studies show that the number of children who are developing Myopia nearsightedness is increasing rapidly.
Why is this a big deal?
Vision impairment related to myopia greatly affects the quality of life regarding patients’ physical, emotional, and social functioning. Children who develop myopia will most likely experience a worsening and progression of nearsightedness that continues throughout childhood. As a result, they are more at risk of severe and potentially sight-threatening eye conditions later in life.
Routine eye exams are the best way to assess the possibility of your child developing myopia and reduce the risk of developing serious vision problems.
Early Detection Means Prevention
You think, “I have 20/20 vision, no need to see the eye doctor.” No, don’t take your vision for granted! Eye exams can tell you a lot about your general health. Even if you don’t wear glasses, and regardless of your age, eye exams are beneficial because they can help detect vision problems and other diseases that can be treated better if caught early. Remember, the sooner they are found, the better.
Eye Strain Is Becoming More Common
Are you getting headaches a lot more often? You might be suffering from eye strain. Using computers for a long time can tire the eyes out, making your vision fluctuate. A routine visit to your optometrist can address this concern and prevent further complications.
If you’re wearing glasses, it is a rule of thumb that you need to have your eyes checked at least once a year or every six months. Your prescription needs to be updated to prevent eye strain and headaches, so make sure to visit your optometrist!
Don’t put off your eye exam! No matter your age and the current state of your vision, if you haven’t had your yearly eye examination, it’s time to take action! Visit our Vision Express branch locator or book a FREE customized eye exam today!