For those of us with eyes that are in good condition, it's common to miss the importance of a routine eye examination. Nevertheless, early diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it requires is an annual eye test.
Many optical problems are a-symptomatic. Consequently, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can book a comprehensive optical examination at our Virginia Beach office, with our highly-trained optometry staff. Our Virginia Beach vision center employs cutting-edge technology to provide you with a complete eye exam.
Unfortunately, more than three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness but only 50% of them know it. Glaucoma is often called ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can strike without any forewarning. Most adult Americans don't use eye glasses or contacts and don't schedule comprehensive eye exams, therefore leaving their eyes at great danger.
Findings show that many Americans lack knowledge about the seriousness of glaucoma. In a survey, the American Optometric Association found that 67% of Americans think glaucoma can be prevented. In truth the sight-stealing disease cannot be prevented, although it is treatable if caught in the early stages, making early detection all the more crucial. Early detection is also critical for preventing the damaging effects of eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
Routine eye examinations to check for eye and vision problems should be on your to-do list. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local optometrist in order to maintain healthy eyes for many long years.