annual eye exam

Why You Should NEVER Skip Your Annual Eye Exam

Taking care of your eyesight makes your life much easier and more comfortable. When our eyes are not providing us with clear vision, we should absolutely take this as a sign to check in with our eye doctor and examine our eye health. But did you know that you should be checking in with your eye doctor annually even if nothing seems outwardly “wrong” with your eyes?

Our eyes are sensitive parts of our body, and like any part of our body, it needs to be evaluated every year to ensure that they haven’t developed any problems that are not visible to the naked eye. Here are 2 reasons why you should never skip your annual eye exam, even if you think “nothing is wrong”.

Diagnosing and Preventing Disease

Prevention is key when it comes to illness and disease, which is why it is the most important reason to never skip your yearly eye exam. Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and more, often develop very slowly and present with almost no discernible symptoms. Glaucoma is often referred to as “the silent thief of sight” because of this.

Thankfully, during your yearly eye exam, your professional and experienced eye doctor may be able to detect subtle changes in your eye’s structure and function that suggests the potential for eventual vision loss. That means you’ll be able to receive accurate testing sooner so, diagnosis and treatment can begin as soon as possible.

Correct Vision Problems

For most people, as you get older, your eyesight begins to slowly deteriorate. By visiting your eye doctor annually, you can ensure that you are getting the most crisp and clear vision possible with contact lenses or glasses. The eye doctors at Dr. D’Orio Eyecare can also help you with eye conditions that can be very distracting and irritating such as dry eye syndrome.

Dr. D’Orio Eyecare professionals specialize in treating dry eye syndrome and are happy to help you with this condition or anything else you may be suffering from!

Treat your eyes well so that your vision lasts for as long as possible. That means don’t skip out on your annual eye exam! Give yourself (and your eyes) the best treatment possible. Call Dr. D’Orio Eyecare today to set up an appointment: North York Eye Clinic: 416-661-5555, Toronto Eye Clinic: 416-656-2020

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