When we have eyes that are in good condition, it's easy to forget about the importance of taking preemptive action namely, an optical exam. However, early diagnosis of eye disease is necessary to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with an eye exam.
Many eye and vision problems are a-symptomatic. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Schedule a complete optical examination at our office in North Vancouver, with our experienced optometry staff. Our North Vancouver office uses the latest equipment ensuring a thorough examination.
Unfortunately, more than three million Americans have glaucoma, the main cause of vision loss but only half of them are aware. Glaucoma is sometimes nicknamed ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can strike absent of forewarning. More than half of adults in America don't use visual aids and don't schedule comprehensive eye exams, thus leaving their eyes at greater danger.
Even worse, many Americans lack knowledge about the actual severity of glaucoma. In a study, the American Optometric Association determined that 67% of Americans think glaucoma is preventable. In actuality the disease cannot be prevented, while it can be treated if diagnosed in the early stages, making early detection much more important. Early diagnosis and treatment are also necessary for halting the devastating symptoms of other eye diseases including macular degeneration or cataracts.
Routine eye and vision exams to check for eye and vision problems should be a priority. Make sure to set up regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to keep up your vision and eye health for many long years.