Unfortunately, as we age our body undergoes certain changes, and one of those unavoidable changes happens in our eyes. And oftentimes when vision impairment isn’t properly diagnosed in time, the impairment can become debilitating, or possibly even lead to permanent blindness.
In fact, one in six Americans who are age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. It’s unfortunate, although many of these impairments develop into severe conditions because many adults neglect to visit their eye doctor on time.
It’s so important that individuals who are considered at risk either by disposition or age visit their eye doctor at Vision Optical regularly. For older adults, adults who frequently use computers for work, and adults who have a genetic disposition to certain eye conditions, it’s important to discuss and stick to a schedule appropriate to the potential discovery and recommended treatment for eye disease.
It’s important to note that family history is a strong indicator of the potential for eye disease. If you or someone you care about has a family history, especially a history of eye disease, the development of cataracts, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, or glaucoma, it’s important that they have a regular comprehensive exam at an interval recommended by their eye doctor at Vision Optical.
It’s also the month where we remember the importance of sports-related eye safety. If you or your child participates in sports, remember to wear appropriate protective eyewear. Amazingly, over ninety-percent of the serious sports-related eye injuries are entirely preventable; the athlete should have worn appropriate protective equipment. If you have any questions about how to better protect the eyes while participating in sports, your eye doctor at Vision Optical can recommend the appropriate safety gear.
It’s important to keep the eyes safe from harm. Keep your eyes safe and healthy. And remember the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams with your eye doctor at Vision Optical, especially if you (Or someone you care about) is over the age of sixty-five, or has a family history.