For those of us who have eyes that are in good condition, it's common to forget about the importance of taking preventative action namely, an optical exam. However, early diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is necessary to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with a simple eye exam.
Many eye and vision ailments are a-symptomatic. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Call to schedule a comprehensive eye exam at our office in Long Beach, CA , where our experienced optometry team offers service suited to the needs of every patient. Our Long Beach vision center uses cutting-edge equipment ensuring a complete eye exam.
Unfortunately, over than three million Americans have glaucoma, the main cause of vision loss but only 50% of them know it. Frequently nicknamed ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can cause significant harm absent of signs. Most adults in America don't use eye glasses or contacts and don't receive regular eye exams, thus putting their eyes at great risk.
Research shows that many Americans lack knowledge about the truth about glaucoma. In a survey, the American Optometric Association determined that 67% of Americans believe glaucoma is preventable. In truth the disease is unpreventable, though it can be treated if caught close to the onset of the disease, which makes regular screening much more critical. Early detection is also necessary for halting the harmful outcomes of eye diseases including macular degeneration and cataracts.
Regular eye and vision examinations to screen for eye disease should be a priority. Make sure to set up regular eye exams with your local optometrist in order to ensure healthy eyes for years to come.