Regular eye exams can help detect vision-threatening conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. These eye problems don’t often show early signs, proving routine visits with a specialist are beneficial. Moreover, asking questions during your appointment will let you know more about your eyes and what you can do to keep them healthy.
Ask these questions to your eye doctor during your appointment.
Is My Digital Device Usage Affecting My Eyes?
You may not even realize it, but you spend a significant amount of time facing digital screens. Did you know that over 83% of Americans say they use their digital devices for at least two hours a day? Excessive exposure to these devices can lead to computer vision syndrome. Eye strain, headaches, blurred vision and neck and shoulder pain characterize this eye condition.
What Can I Do to Improve My Eye Health?
Are you at risk of certain diseases, such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration or diabetes? If so, expect your eye care provider to advise you on what you can do to keep your eyes healthy and preserve your vision. It always pays to have a proactive approach towards your eye health, even if you don’t suffer from any condition or are seeing clearly.
What Should I Do to Protect My Eyes?
It always helps to know what you can do to protect your eyes and vision. If your job involves chemicals and high-power tools, your eye doctor will likely recommend using proper safety eyewear. You must wear ultraviolet (UV) blocking sunglasses when going out, even if it isn’t sunny. Cataracts, macular degeneration, photokeratitis and eye cancers are all related to UV ray exposure.
When Should I Schedule My Next Appointment?
Regular eye exams are essential for people of all ages, from infants to older adults. Only your eye doctor can determine how frequently you need to see them. Your eye exam schedule depends on several factors, such as your age and family history of medical and eye disease.
Schedule your eye exam with Spectrum Eye Care today! We offer eyeglasses, contact lenses, LASIK eye surgery evaluation and more! Call us at (704) 817-4600, or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services.