There are some things in life you just don’t care if they get damaged: your broken down car your grandmother handed down to you against your will, patio furniture Aunt Mildred gave you as a wedding gift, or even that awful “man cave” your husband and his buddies built in your backyard. Let’s face, there are something we can just live without. Unfortunately, your eyes aren’t one of them.
Our eyesight is something we hope to have throughout our entire life. Could you imagine not being able to clearly see your children or grandchildren, squinting at plays and recitals, or even photographs? Could you imagine not being able to take in a sunset on the beach to its true depth or even the colors changing with the season for their true vibrancy?
We can’t either. That’s why at America’s Best, we encourage you to take the best care of your vision that you possibly can.
As we age, our eyes become more susceptible to eye conditions and eye diseases. We may not always be able to cure certain diseases, but we can certainly detect them early and control them. This is precisely why an annual eye exam is so important, whether you wear eyeglasses or not.
During an eye exam, your doctor of optometry – better known as an optometrist – will not only check if there’s refraction in your vision, but will also scan your eye for signs of eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. If necessary, the doctor may also dilate your eyes to see the back of your retina.
Your eyes aren’t just the window to your soul; they’re your window to your world. Having annual eye exams, contouring your diet to better meet the needs of your eyes, and following general good health practices when it comes to your eyes are all small things you can do to ensure the longevity of your healthy eyes.
To find your local America’s Best to schedule eye exam or learn more about how to better care for your vision, visit us at www.americasbest.com