The Importance of Getting Your Eyes Regularly Checked

Getting Your Eyes Checked - Metro EyecareComprehensive eye tests are an integral part of your overall health and wellbeing. More than ever, regular eye exams are a necessity for adults and children alike. Regularity is determined by age and eye health; however, every 24 months is typically regarded as the maximum interval between visits.

Some eye facts for thought: Technology has greatly increased the demands placed on our vision. From the big screen to your laptop, your vision shapes your interactions with multimedia technology. Preserving your vision will mitigate incessant headaches and unsightly mistakes in your professional outputs. Additionally, with the progressive changes to school curriculums, your children require excellent vision to remain on par with their classmates. Compromised vision is directly linked to learning disabilities, as well as children failing to thrive in the public school curriculum.

A visit to your optometrist may reveal more than you realize. Your eye doctor is not just checking if you need glasses or to gage your prescription intensity. An eye examination provides a great insight into your general wellbeing. Upon examination, your optometrist will be able to measure how well your eye muscles are functioning separately and how effectively both eyes are able to work together. Further, an eye exam informs your health care professional whether or not you are suffering from particular diseases that impact the eye, but also have consequences for the rest of your body. Some of these ailments include diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Regardless of age, eye appointments should never be delayed. Many of the degenerative diseases that affect the eye are asymptomatic. That means you will not be able to detect them unless you visit your eye doctor for a comprehensive exam. Optometry equipment detects minute changes to the eye’s functionality and appearance. If anything appears abnormal, preventative measures can be taken immediately to avoid the loss of vision. However, any damage that a disease/defect inflicts upon your eyes, in many cases, cannot be repaired; therefore regular preventative check ups are essential!

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Your eyes allow you to see your children smile. They enable you to appreciate art and to efficiently read and write. Don’t take your vision for granted; diligently visit your optometrist and urge your loved ones to do the same. If you are looking for a professional eye care clinic, then contact Metro Eye Care at (416) 782-7301 today. We look forward to taking great care of you and your vision.