The Benefits of Visiting Your Optometrist Regularly

We tend to take our eyes for granted. Everything that you do involves your sense of SIGHT. Most of the time, people do not take any serious steps in caring for their eyes unless they get prescribed to do so or unless they were told about an eye health issue. Would you wait for when it is already too late? There are a lot of easy and effective ways by which you can prevent yourself from acquiring any vision problems and one of them is getting regular eye exams which can be done by an OPTOMETRIST.

To further convince you, below are 3 KEY BENEFITS of getting regular eye exams and why visiting your optometrist is a MUST.

1. Healthy Eyesight

We have to consider the kind of lifestyle that we have now is very DIFFERENT compared to how it was when we were younger. For most of us, this includes being in front of a computer/device almost the entire day.

Do you experience:

  • Sore, tired, burning or itching eyes?

  • Watery or dry eyes?

  • Blurred or double vision?

  • Headache?

  • Sore neck, shoulders or back?

  • Increased sensitivity to light?

  • Feeling that you cannot keep your eyes open?

Then you may be having symptoms of DIGITAL EYE STRAIN, which is very common in our highly digitized world.

That is just one example and there are still other strenuous activities out there that could pose risks to our eyes. A regular eye exam with your local optometrist can help you spot eye problems before they get worse and ensure that you have optimum eye health for the long haul.

2. Correction of Visual Impairment.

You never know that there may be some eye problems that can go unnoticed until there is already an irreversible damage to your eyesight like partial or total loss of vision. Early detection of eye problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts can save you from losing your valuable eyesight. With highly advanced equipment, your eyes can be thoroughly examined by optometrists. They can also provide you corrective treatment that can reduce the risks of vision loss.

Also, as we age, our eye condition weakens. If you are already wearing prescription reading glasses or other corrective eyewear such as contact lenses, it is still necessary that you visit your optometrist regularly. Have your eye prescription reviewed, accurately updated and changed if necessary.

3. Detection of underlying health problems

Worried about heart diseases? A comprehensive eye test can reveal signs of hidden health problems. The overall condition of your eyes, its appearance and structure, the shape of the pupils, even the pigmentation present in your eyes provides tell-tale signs of some health issues such as:

• Hypertension

• Diabetes

• Rheumatoid arthritis

• Thyroid disease

• Tumours

• High cholesterol

• Lupus or autoimmune disease

• Liver disease

• Cancer

If an optometrist spots not just vision problems, but also any of these health conditions, they will immediately recommend you to the appropriate specialist/s for further health assessment and treatment.

Being nervous, lack of time, too busy with work, or rather spending time with family. These are just of the excuses that others might have when it comes to setting up an appointment with an optometrist. But considering these benefits in mind, don’t you think that having a regular eye exam is like giving yourself a gift of long-lasting healthy vision and body wellness?

If you haven’t visited an optometrist in around 18 months or so, it is highly recommended that you schedule an appointment and have an eye exam soon.

Keep in mind that healthy eyesight can and will improve your quality of life. Know that the best time to see an optometrist is NOW.

Book an eye exam with Piccadilly Eyewear here. Talk to us and we will gladly assist you and answer all of your questions regarding eye care!

Contact us through 02 9264 7188.

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