When we have healthy eyes, it's normal to forget about the importance of taking preemptive steps such as an eye exam. However, early diagnosis of eye disease is critical to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. And all it requires is an eye exam.
A significant number of eye and vision ailments are a-symptomatic. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Call to schedule a comprehensive optical examination at our office in Manchester, where our experienced optometric staff provides service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Manchester office employs cutting-edge technology to provide you with a complete eye exam.
Glaucoma strikes over three million Americans as the primary cause of vision loss. Often referred to as ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can strike without any symptoms. The majority of adults in America fail to use eye glasses or contacts and don't receive regular eye exams, thus leaving their eyes at greater risk.
Even worse, many Americans are unaware about the seriousness of glaucoma. In a recent study, the American Optometric Association reported that well over half of Americans are under the false impression that glaucoma can be prevented. In reality the disease cannot be prevented, while it is treatable if caught in the early stages, which makes early detection even more critical. Early detection is also crucial for halting the damaging results of additional diseases including macular degeneration or cataracts.
Early eye disease screening should be a priority. Be sure to set up regular eye exams with your local optometrist to ensure healthy eyes for years to come.