As we embrace the month of August, let’s take a moment to talk about your vision and the importance of getting regular eye exams. August is celebrated as National Eye Exam Month, so make sure to get your exam scheduled and ensure that your eyes stay healthy for years to come!
Understanding the Value of Eye Exams
Our eyes are a remarkable organ, allowing us to experience the beauty of the world around us. However, just like any other part of our body, our eyes require regular check-ups to ensure they remain in good health. National Eye Exam Month serves as a reminder to prioritize our vision and schedule routine examinations to catch potential issues early on.
Eye exams are not just about determining whether you need glasses or contact lenses. They play a crucial role in detecting various eye conditions and diseases that may not present noticeable symptoms in their early stages. Conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy can be identified and treated more effectively through early detection. By regularly visiting an eye care professional, we increase the chances of identifying these conditions early, leading to better treatment outcomes.
Different Types of Eye Exams
Medical Eye Exams
The American Board of Ophthalmologists recommends that anyone 40 years of age or older gets a baseline exam done as soon as possible. This ensures your doctor has a snapshot of what your eyes look like today so we can track your eye health over the years. After your first medical eye exam, your doctor will recommend when your next checkup should be based on your eyes and their needs. This type of eye exam is different from an exam for your glasses or contacts prescription and can help your doctor identify risks or potential vision problems early. Your doctor can also offer personalized recommendations, such as protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays, maintaining a nutritious diet, avoiding smoking, and taking regular breaks from digital screens. Implementing these preventive measures can significantly reduce the risk of developing eye conditions in the future.
If you’ve always wanted the freedom of LASIK, National Eye Exam Month is a great time to schedule your LASIK consultation. This free consultation will introduce you to laser eye correction options and we will evaluate which option is best for you. After your consultation, we can get you scheduled for your procedure and get you Seeing Life Better as soon as possible.
Routine Vision Exam
At Mann Eye Institute, we’re ready to take care of all your vision needs, including routine eye exams for you and your family. Scheduling has never been easier! You can call to make an appointment, or visit our scheduling page and book your appointment. If you or anyone in your family needs new glasses or contacts, our optical shop is equipped with all your favorites and we have a huge selection of contacts available to order.
Clear vision enables us to fully experience the world, appreciate the beauty of nature, and enjoy everyday activities with ease. By prioritizing regular eye exams, we are investing in our visual health and overall quality of life. National Eye Exam Month serves as an annual reminder to prioritize our vision health and make regular eye exams an integral part of our wellness routine. Let’s celebrate National Eye Exam Month by taking care of our eyes and encouraging our loved ones to do the same.
The experts at Mann Eye are here to help! We’d love to hear from you, no matter your vision needs and concerns. To schedule an appointment, you can call us at 800.MY.VISION or schedule online.