At Watkins Eye Center we truly care about our patients and believe that the best way to empower you is to keep you informed. Did you know that 6 in 10 people wear glasses or contact lenses? With an increased dependency on technology and the incorporation of bright screens in our daily lifestyle, we are in greater need for regular vision check-ups. Many people visit their eye doctors to get a new prescription on their glasses, but the most important reason for an eye exam is to get checked for diseases. Having a regular eye exam can be important in catching eye diseases early and preserving your eye health.
Remember to eat a healthy diet. Check out our blog to see the best foods for healthy eyes. It’s also important to have a good understanding of your family’s medical history. The more you know, the more you can prepare yourself to prevent those hereditary medical problems.
If you have any of the following eye problems, don’t wait for your next appointment—visit us as soon as possible:
- Eye pain or the sensation of foreign bodies
- Draining or redness of the eye
- Double vision
- Decreased vision
- Floaters or flashes of light
- Excessive mucous or watering of the eye
We cannot emphasize this enough: Get regular eye exams! Half of adults at high risk for vision loss have not visited their eye doctor in the past 12 months. Medicine and technology in the field of ophthalmology have made such amazing progress. It’s up to you to take the preventative measures necessary by scheduling your yearly eye exam.