Three out of four American adults wear some sort of corrective eye lens.1 They know the importance of regular eye exams. Do you? Here are 4 important reasons to have your eyes checked regularly. It’s not just about your eyesight.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you already know that your eyes change over time. You want to see well, so you go for periodic checkups to adjust your lenses to your changing eyesight. As you age and your body changes, so do your eyes and your vision. Regular eye exams will help you keep seeing clearly!
Sometimes you don’t even know you have a problem until you have that eye exam. Maybe your world has always been a little blurry and that just seemed normal to you. This is especially true for young children who might not know how to verbalize the way they see. If your child begins to do poorly in school, it may be because they can’t see clearly. Regular eye exams can reveal secrets that your kids don’t.
Regular eye exams can also detect serious health issues. A recent study found that eye doctors discovered evidence of high cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension earlier than primary care physicians did. There is even an eye test that may discover evidence of Alzheimer’s disease decades before its onset.
Your eye doctor can also offer you really important advice on how to care for your eyes and protect your vision. They’ll start by going over your family’s eye history. Knowing the conditions, diseases and ailments your relatives may have had can help them understand what you could inherit. They’ll also make health recommendations that are good for your eyes like quitting smoking, maintaining your weight, and wearing sunglasses. They’ll urge you to use protective eyewear when appropriate and to make sure you wash your hands before changing your contact lenses. And all that advice comes at your annual comprehensive eye examination.
At Career Quest Learning Centers, we know just how important good eye care is and the trained professionals who provide it. That’s why we now offer our Ophthalmic Assistant Diploma program. We can help you train for a great career so you can help others. Call us in Lansing at 877-481-4930 or Jackson at 877-365-8144. Classes start soon!