When we have eyes that are in good condition, we might overlook the importance of a routine eye examination. Nevertheless, timely diagnosis of eye disease is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with an eye exam.
A significant number of eye and vision diseases are a-symptomatic. Consequently, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can book a comprehensive eye exam at our office in Scottsdale, where our experienced optometry team offers service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Scottsdale practice employs the latest equipment to provide you with a thorough examination.
Unfortunately, more than three million Americans have glaucoma, the main source of blindness but only half of them realize this. Frequently called ”the sneak thief of sight”, glaucoma can impair vision without any forewarning. Practically two-thirds of adult Americans don’t use corrective lenses and don’t get comprehensive eye exams, therefore leaving their eyes at danger.
Even worse, many Americans lack knowledge about the actual severity of glaucoma. In a recent study, the American Optometric Association determined that 67% of Americans think glaucoma is preventable. In actuality the sight-stealing disease cannot be prevented, although it can be treated if caught during the beginning phases, making early detection all the more important. Early diagnosis and treatment are also critical for preventing the harmful effects of additional conditions including macular degeneration or cataracts.
Early eye disease detection should be on your to-do list. Make sure to set up regular eye exams with your local eye doctor to maintain your vision and eye health for years to come.