I see fine!
Holiday gatherings gave me the opportunity to survey friends and family about their eyes. Because many of them do not get a chance to come to my practice, many of them are under the care of other eye care providers. I really get a great opportunity to ask them about their eyecare. They always provide some great insights on the publics sentiments about their eyes. Here is a common dialogue.
After determining its been a decade sine his last comprehensive eye exam, I reply “Uncle, it’s been a while since you’ve had an eye exam. Don’t you think its important to check to see if you eyes are healthy?” He replies, “I see fine. I don’t need an exam!” Qualifying it further with “I got some reading glasses from the drugstore, for when I really need to see something small.” And finishing it up with, “But when I have a problem, I promise I will get an exam.”
My uncle, like many people, feel that they are seeing fine. And like my uncle, many people do not really know for sure if how they are seeing is really the best they could be seeing because they have not been tested. Many times vision loss is gradual and hard to notice! During a comprehensive exam, your vision will be assessed and optimized, giving you the best possible vision you deserve.
More importantly even if you are seeing fine, it doesn’t guarantee that your ocular health is fine, or will remain fine in the future. My uncle, like many people, associates seeing ok with healthy eyes. Unfortunately many times this proves untrue as hidden eye problems can only be discovered during a comprehensive eye exam. Don’t you deserve to find out if you eyes are healthy? Only a comprehensive eye exam will give you that piece of mind. Both your vision and your ocular health will be thoroughly assessed and addressed.
No one will argue that losing vision is a good thing, yet people often take vision and ocular health for granted. No one can argue that vision and ocular health change over time. No one can argue that there are ways to prevent or slow vision loss. Find out how during your comprehensive eye exam!
Whether it’s seeing clearly to navigate the road or seeing comfortable to complete a day’s worth of work, our eyes play an enormous role in our daily activities. Thinking that everything is ok, just because you see well, or even perfect, can be very dangerous. Many times a loss of vision is sudden and without warning, yet it may have been preventable if the problem was identified with a comprehensive eye exam. Other times, your eyes become unhealthy and your vision unclear at such a slow and gradual change, you may not even notice it until it is too late.
Why not let an expert ensure that your eyes are both healthy and seeing things as clear and as comfortable as possible. Many vision problems and eye diseases do not initially affect how well you see and can only be detected with a comprehensive eye examination. To maintain clear and comfortable vision, and healthy eyes, make sure to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an eye care provider.
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