For those of us blessed with healthy eyes, it's easy to miss the importance of a routine eye examination. Nevertheless, early detection of eye disease is crucial to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. This can easily be done with an annual eye exam.
A significant number of eye and vision diseases don't have any obvious symptoms. Consequently, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Book a comprehensive optical exam at our Lafayette, LA office, with our highly-trained optometric team. Our Lafayette vision center employs the latest technology ensuring a complete examination.
Unfortunately, more than three million Americans have glaucoma, the leading cause of vision loss but only 50% of them know it. Glaucoma is sometimes called ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can impair vision absent of forewarning. More than half of adult Americans fail to use eye glasses or contacts and don't schedule comprehensive eye exams, thus leaving their eyes at greater risk.
To make matters worse, many Americans are uneducated about the seriousness of glaucoma. In a recent study, the American Optometric Association determined that 67% of Americans think glaucoma can be prevented. In actuality the disease cannot be prevented, though it is treatable if caught in the early stages, which makes early detection all the more crucial. Early detection is also necessary for thwarting the devastating symptoms of other conditions including macular degeneration and cataracts.
Regular eye exams to check for eye and vision problems should be a priority. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to keep up your vision and eye health for many long years.