Maintaining good eye health is important for everyone, as our eyes are an essential part of our daily lives. One of the most important things we can do to protect our eyes is to have a regular eye examination.
Eye examinations are important because they can detect vision problems, eye diseases, and other health problems in their early stages. Early detection is vital because many eye diseases and conditions can be treated more effectively if they are caught early. For example, early detection and treatment of glaucoma can help prevent vision loss.
Eye examinations can also help detect general health problems. For example, an eye exam can detect high blood pressure, diabetes, and even brain tumours.
Comprehensive eye exams are recommended for adults every two years at least, while children and older people may need more frequent exams.
During a comprehensive eye exam at TK&S Optometrists, we will check your vision and eye health. The exam may include tests to measure your visual acuity, check for conditions such as myopia and astigmatism, and evaluate your eye muscle function and eye coordination.
Further examinations will be carried out to determine if you have specific eye problems or a family history of eye disease. These examinations may include tests to check for glaucoma, cataracts or other eye diseases.
In addition to regular eye exams, there are several things you can do to protect your eye health. These include wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, quitting smoking, and eating a healthy diet that includes foods rich in vitamins A and C, such as leafy green vegetables and citrus fruits.
With regular eye examinations so important to maintaining eye health, we’d urge you to book your appointment at TK&S Optometrists today and get your New Year off to the perfect start.