How important are yearly eye exams?

Yearly eye exams are extremely important because, on top of the new aches and pains that come with getting older, you are also prone to developing more health problems; the eyes are no exception.

Annual eye exams are an easy and low-stress way to keep tabs on your eyes as well as your overall health. They increase your chances of catching chronic eye disorders and significant health problems early on. For eye conditions, such as glaucoma and diabetes, early detection is critical before it permanently damages your vision. Both of these conditions do not present symptoms until it’s too late. During your eye exam, your doctor at Precision Vision will look for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and any refractive errors.

Annual eye exams can also reveal health problems such as carotid artery blockages, hypertension, and high cholesterol to which your Precision Vision doctor will refer you to your primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Vision changes and usually worsens with age, so take steps to keep by vision sharp by eating well, wearing protective eyewear, and avoid staring at your phone or computer for too long.

Precision Vision’s locations are convenient for patients across Oklahoma. Our south Oklahoma City location in convenient for people in Moore, Norman, Tuttle, Newcastle, Mustang, and Yukon, while our Shawnee location serves Shawnee, Harrah, Tecumseh, Prague, and Seminole.

Call our office today to schedule your annual eye exam and keep your eyes healthy!