Having an eye exam may not be at the top of your list of priorities but did you know that having regular Routine Eye Exams can be of high importance for keeping your eyes healthy and all in top working condition? The fact that the eye care exams are stressed to be needing to be regular shows that there is time for things to change and for anything that is developing to be identified and treated accordingly. You will no doubt agree that our vision is detriment to our lives, when our vision changes our habits can change, lifestyle can change and even sometimes in more serious cases our health can change and because of all this having regular eye exams is so important.
Just because you book an appointment and have a regular eye exam does not always mean that you will necessarily need to have anything done, it is just the same as going to the dentist, it does not always require that you have work done but the dentist will just keep an eye on your oral health, this is exactly the same with eye care exams. An Optometrist will take great care in looking at your eyes, to see if they can notice any changes and probably more often than not you will be given the all clear and ready to get on with your day. It will be very rare that each time you receive an eye exam that there will be much change but that does not mean that your appointments are not important because as has already been mentioned there is the chance that things with your eye health can change and you want to be sure that having routine eye exams will help to notice those changes as early as possible. With the smaller changes, such as a shift in your vision, you may be required to wear prescription glasses as this will help to limit the amount of strain you are putting on your eyes and will give you the vision that you had before you needed to wear glasses. This is considered to be only a mild condition with eye health but this would never be picked up if you did not have regular eye exams. An eye exam will determine the exact strength of glasses that you need in order to protect your eyes to the fullest. Eye conditions can also arise in relation to ageing and sadly we are all getting older by the day. With age come eye conditions such as cataracts which can massively impair vision but when you have your eye exam the Optometrist will be able to see just how much your eyes and vision are affected by cataracts and they will also be able to guide you in the right way as to what to do regarding treatment for any cataracts that you may have. They will do their best to get your eyes back to health as quickly as possible for you but this can only be done with routine eye exams.