Yearly Eye Exams: Visions of a Healthier You

by Jason 7/30/2015 7:00 AM

If you have perfect vision, there’s no need to have an eye exam. 

MYTH.

This common misconception could put your health at risk. Believe it or not, eye exams do more than check for poor vision. They can reveal warning signs of other health diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. And if your optometrist detects signs of health conditions before they become serious, you’ll likely save on future medical expenses.

Dental and vision care have more in common than you might expect. 

° Prevention is key.

Dentist appointments and eye exams are a vital part of total body wellness. Skipping preventive care can result in more serious problems down the road.

° Risk increases with age.

As we age, our eyes are more susceptible to cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

° Appointments are quick.

The good news is that eye exams are quick, so you can typically have your eyes checked in less than an hour. The ADA recommends 2 routine dental check-ups each year. Vision exams are even more low maintenance: All it takes is 1 yearly appointment to maintain your vision.

 

Schedule your yearly exam and let your eyes see some love!

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