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Why We All Should Book a Routine Eye Examination

For those of us who have eyes that are in good condition, it's normal to overlook the importance of a routine eye examination. Nevertheless, timely detection of eye disease is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with a simple eye exam.

Many optical problems have no obvious signs. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can book a complete optical examination at our Lexington office, with our highly-trained optometric team. Our Lexington vision center employs the latest equipment ensuring a complete examination.

Glaucoma affects more than three million Americans proving to be the number one cause of vision loss. Glaucoma is sometimes nicknamed ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can impair vision absent of forewarning. Most adults in America don't use eye glasses or contacts and don't get regular eye exams, thus leaving their eyes at substantial danger.

Even worse, many Americans lack knowledge about the facts about glaucoma. In a recent survey, the American Optometric Association found that well over half of Americans believe glaucoma can be prevented. In truth the disease cannot be prevented, though it is treatable if recognized during the beginning phases, making early detection much more crucial. Early detection is also critical for halting the devastating effects of additional diseases such as macular degeneration or cataracts.

Regular eye and vision examinations to screen for eye disease should be on your to-do list. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to maintain healthy eyes for many long years.