Having 20/20 vision doesn’t always mean good visual health. Certain eye conditions are asymptomatic, which means you may not notice changes to your eyesight even if you have them. This is one of the reasons regular eye exams are important. Here are other ways they help maintain your vision:
They Help Detect Visual and Systemic Conditions
During an eye exam, we’ll perform various tests to evaluate your eye structures and their corresponding functions. By undergoing one regularly, we can easily pinpoint any changes or irregularities in your eyes. Not only will this help us identify vision problems, but it will also help us detect systemic conditions.
They Pave the Way for Prompt Management of Identified Problems
Early diagnosis of underlying eye conditions gives us an opportunity to provide immediate management. The sooner we treat your vision problems, the better chances we have of slowing down their progression. You’ll have a lower risk of losing your vision or having other disabilities as well. This is especially crucial when it comes to sight-threatening diseases, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma or cataracts.
They Offer Cost-Effective Benefits and Enhanced Quality of Life
Undetected and unmanaged vision problems may become something more serious. When this happens, they will most likely require complex and costly treatments. By having regular eye examinations, we can constantly monitor your visual health for any problems and treat them early on.
Once we have provided management, it’s still best to visit your optometrist for an eye exam so we can evaluate the effectiveness of our recommended treatment. If we prescribed artificial tear drops for your dry eyes, for example, we may schedule you for a follow-up appointment to see if they have helped improve your visual comfort. If your symptoms still persist, we may suggest a new option that can better address the problem.
For more information about eye exams and their importance, you can reach us at (520) 394-6111. Better yet, schedule one for you and your family today by filling out our contact form. We serve Tucson and nearby AZ communities.