August is here, which means it’s National Eye Exam Month! Optometry Times notes that, according to the Vision Counsel of America, 12.2 million Americans require some sort of vision correction, but don’t use any. Also important, nearly 50% of parents with children under 12 years of age have never taken their child to an eye care professional. That needs to change! Here are 5 reasons why you should schedule your and your family’s next eye exam this month:
1- Getting rid of that headache. Experiencing unexplained, consistent headaches could be a sign of eye strain, so a visit to your optometrist can help pinpoint the causes.
2- Perform better in school. A common reason why children fall behind in school could be due to undetected vision problems. An eye doctor can detect any issues contributing to learning and reading difficulties.
3- Determine vision correction method and prescription strength. An optometrist can help you decide if eyeglasses or contact lenses are best for you, along with your most up-to-date prescription. Our eyes change over time, so routine eye exams are critical to reduce eyestrain and help us see better.
4- Detect underlying health conditions. Optometrists can spot early onset signs of health conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma, and high cholesterol just by examining your eyes.
5- Prevent serious eye conditions. Many eye diseases often have no symptoms, but an optometrist can diagnose early signs of macular degeneration or cataracts. This step now can save you serious damage in the future for your eye health.
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August is also back-to-school season, and what better time than before you or loved ones start school to get an eye exam? It can only help us perform at our best, feel more comfortable, and see our surroundings more clearly when our eyes are healthy, and we have the proper prescription. Visit our website nvsilver.com or contact us to find the best health insurance coverage today, and don’t forget to schedule an appointment with an optometrist this National Eye Exam Month!