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Eye exams for children are not simply about ensuring that they have 20/20 vision. They are comprehensive evaluations that check for a range of potential issues, from refractive errors like myopia (short-sightedness) or hypermetropia (long-sightedness), to more serious conditions like strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye).
Contact lenses have become a popular option for vision correction in recent years. They offer a convenient and comfortable solution for individuals with various vision problems. However, contact lenses are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Proper contact lens fitting is crucial to ensuring the health and safety of the wearer’s eyes.
Most people consider their eyes the most important of their five senses. They have a strong reason to do so. About 80 percent of all that children learn happens through their eyes. While people are not constantly learning as a child, they still evaluate information at amazing speeds. The information that comes through the eyes is more than all that comes through the other senses.
For most people, eye exams are rarely a priority, never to appear on their to-do list unless there is an emergency. The reason is that most people do not consider eye health something that can affect them. They need their eyes to work well in their busy lives, so they only go to an eye doctor if they have a problem.
Most of us rely on our eyesight more than any other sense. Even when we use our hearing to listen to something, our nose to smell something, tongue to taste or hands to feel, we nearly always then rely on our vision to back up what we are experiencing. If and when issues with our eyesight start to develop, it can have a significant impact on the quality of our lives and many things that we used to take for granted become harder and more frustrating. This is particularly the case for progressive vision problems that will always get worse without treatment.
Diabetes is a very common health condition that is estimated to affect around 1 in 10 Americans. Research also suggests that as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults have pre-diabetes, meaning that they are at high risk of developing the condition. 9 out of 10 pre-diabetics don’t know that they have it.
Myopia (or nearsightedness) is a common cause of correctable vision loss. Uncorrected myopia is the leading cause of distance vision impairment globally. Numerous studies have shown a steep increase in myopia cases over the last 3 decades. A recent landmark publication estimates that by 2050, half the world population will have myopia.
Regular eye exams are recommended for everyone, regardless of your age, location, gender or health. That’s because regular eye exams are one of the best ways of assessing the quality of your vision. They are also invaluable for the early detection of eye problems and diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or cataracts.
When was the last time you went for an eye exam? Going for an appointment to get your eyes checked may not seem particularly important if you don’t currently have any worries about the health of your eyes or your vision. However, regular eye exams do form an important part of our preventative care.