We don’t think anyone can overstate just how important our eyes are. They help us navigate the world and witness truly beautiful things. Your eyes help you see a million things every day. When multiplied by an entire lifetime, the number of things we see with our eyes is beyond our comprehension.
However, most of us take our eyes for granted. We stare at screens too much, forget to wear sunglasses, and we might not check our health plans to see if regular eye tests are covered.
To maintain healthy eyesight, we all should cultivate certain habits like reading in good lighting, limiting screen time, and most importantly, get a comprehensive eye test on our schedule every year.
Here are some reasons you need those eye tests:
Your Eyesight Changes As You Grow Older
Your eyes weaken as you grow older. A frequent eye test will help you know for sure, as it will help pinpoint any vision correction needed, or any other disorder that you might have developed
There May be No Symptoms For Serious Eye Problems
The eye is famously low-key. Most times, you only notice it when something is seriously wrong. And even then, there might be no symptoms. Glaucoma is a very serious eye disease that gradually leads to loss of sight. The keyword here is “gradually.” It happens unnoticed. Other serious eye conditions like cataracts or macular degeneration also develop slowly. Only an eye test will detect these eye problems early on and stop them before they escalate.
Bad vision is not ideal for anyone. It may affect your learning, cause headaches, or be a sign of something more serious. Almost 80% of learning comes from the visual processing of information. Having excellent eyesight is critical for children and adults alike. Here at Dr. Specs Optical, we help you stay on top of things when it comes to your eyes. Call us today to schedule an eye test, or to see our extensive eyewear collection. Keep your eyes in top shape.