Continue Your New Year's Resolution for Better Health With a Vision Exam!
Ask ten people about their New Year's Resolutions, and eight of them are likely to talk about something health related. You may have promised yourself to exercise more or eat healthier this year, but have you considered making your eyes a health focus, as well?
At Family Vision Center we recommend that all of our patients come in for a vision exam on a regular basis. Depending on their age and the condition of their eyes, we might ask to see patients every three years or every six months. Start your year off the right way by scheduling an eye exam with one of our optometrists today.
Reasons for an Eye Exam
Everyone knows that optometrists check for problems with your vision during an eye checkup. You'll find out if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses and can choose your frames or style of lenses. Your visual acuity is only the beginning of an eye examination, though. After our optometrist finds out how well your eyes can focus on objects, he'll do a number of other tests to check the health of your eyes. A comprehensive eye examination can show developing signs of a number of eye diseases and conditions, including:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Macular degeneration
Even patients in their 30's and 40's can develop these diseases, so it's important to do a thorough check at least once a year. Early diagnosis and treatment are key in delaying or preventing diseases from progressing, and all of these conditions can begin to grow without creating any symptoms for months or years.
An eye examination can also show reasons behind the chronic dry eye and other irritating conditions that affect your work and leisure lifestyle. Our optometrist can determine whether the condition is caused by physical problems or environmental ones, which will allow her to prescribe medication or advice on lifestyle changes you can make to soothe your irritated eyes.
Looking for an Optometrist in Bridgeport or Stratford?
An eye exam is crucial for keeping your eyes healthy. Call our office to schedule an appointment today. You can contact us in Bridgeport at 1-203-333-2020 or in Stratford at 1-203-377-2020.