Why Your Annual Eye Examination Is Essential

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annual eye exam

Amid a busy year, it is easy to overlook routine health check-ups, particularly your annual eye examination. But these regular visits to an ophthalmologist such as Dr. Jean E. Keamy are vital to your overall health and well-being.

Your annual eye examination can detect potential problems with your vision, prevent permanent damage or vision loss, and ensure a healthy lifestyle. Why do we recommend an annual eye at Keamy Eye and Laser Centre?

Maintaining Your Vision With an Annual Eye Examination

Your vision changes over time. Your annual eye examination helps us identify how your eyesight is changing and whether you need glasses or contact lenses. If you already wear contacts or glasses, your exam allows us to ensure that you are using the proper prescription. Incorrect prescriptions can cause headaches and make focusing on things difficult.

Dr. Keamy can also help adjust your prescription to account for lifestyle changes. Maybe you work a job that entails staring at a computer screen for extended periods. This can result in digital eye strain. Annual exams can identify this issue and offer remedies to enhance your ability to see effectively.

Detecting More Serious Eye and Health Conditions

In addition, eye exams are a way to identify conditions such as near or farsightedness, astigmatism, glaucoma, and cataracts. These conditions may not show any symptoms in their early stages, but they can become more severe if not detected early. With early detection, conditions such as glaucoma can be treated before they affect your vision permanently.

An annual eye exam can also detect health issues beyond just your vision. Diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can be detected through an eye exam. The blood vessels in your eyes can indicate if there are any issues with your body’s blood vessels. The earlier these conditions are diagnosed, the better your chances are of managing and treating them.

Schedule Your Annual Eye Examination

Taking the time to schedule your annual eye exam means you are protecting not only your vision but your overall health. Early detection is the key to treating many conditions. Don’t wait until you start experiencing symptoms to get an exam; routine check-ups are crucial in maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Schedule your eye examination in Westborough, MA, by calling 508-836-8733 or visiting us online at www.seemedrkeamy.com.

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