Most people go and see their doctor once a year. They also go every six months or so and have a dentist clean their teeth properly. Unfortunately, they don’t give the same consideration to their eyes. Eye exams are very important, even if you feel like you aren’t having any trouble seeing. When you have a doctor examine your eyes, it’s not just about how well you see – it’s also about the actual health of your eyes and whether there is anything wrong with them. Don’t forget to have them checked, because you wouldn’t want to risk losing your vision, especially to something that was preventable.
When you go for an eye exam, it’s good to know what to expect. That can help alleviate anxiety and keep you from avoiding the eye doctor. While you’re there, the doctor will check your vision to make sure you can see well. Then, he’ll check the actual health of your eyes. Usually eye exams involve checking the pressure in your eyes to make sure it’s not too high. They also often require you to allow your eyes to be dilated so that the doctor can see through to the back where the optic nerve is. This procedure is painless, but it can make things look strange for a little while. Some people don’t like to drive home after eye exams, because seeing things up close, like the speedometer, can be difficult.
Eye exams don’t have to be frightening, and you can set a good example for your children by going once a year and taking them to get checked out, as well. They’ll learn not to be afraid of the eye doctor, and they’ll see that taking care of their health is important. It’s something that everyone should take time for, but a lot of people avoid. They only see the doctor when the have a serious problem, and eye exams could have caught that problem before it became so serious. Keep that in mind when you’re debating whether to see the eye doctor. A quick check up could stop a problem before it gets started, and that will not only save you money and time in the long run, but it could possibly save your vision, as well.
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