When it comes to your vision, it might be time to start acting like a grown-up. Because as adults, we understand how important it is to take good care of our cars, our homes, our appearance and hopefully our health, right? A recent survey undertaken by the American Academy of Ophthalmology revealed that over half of American adults reported having eye or vision problems — but they’re ignoring them.
Professional eye exams could save your sight
The findings showed that over half of the adults surveyed reported having one or more of these problems:
- Red, burning eyes
- Watery eyes
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty with night vision
- Double vision
- Problems with up-close vision
- Problems with distance vision
- Light flashes
Some of these problems are easily correctable and not serious, but others could indicate potentially serious vision problems.
But despite admitting to types of problems, only a little more than 10% of the people surveyed reported going in to see an eye doctor to report the symptoms and to have an eye exam.
Aker Kasten Eye Center is committed to helping you keep your eyes healthy
Parents may be conscientious about making sure their children get proper eye care, including regular exams. They don’t always take their vision as seriously as they should, however. Maintaining healthy eyes and vision is just as important for grown-ups as kids. As we age, we need to make sure that regular eye exams are part of our health care routine. Eyes and vision are impacted by age, and doesn’t our vital sense of sight deserve as much attention as our hair, our teeth, and our diet?
Help avoid common age-related eye diseases by seeing your eye doctor
You should have regular dilated eye exams beginning at about age 40. This can help you, and your eye doctor identify problems before vision loss can occur. Common age-related eye diseases include:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
Having regular exams can help you prevent eye diseases that can rob you of your sight. Start making them part of your overall health maintenance plan today by calling for an appointment: 561.338.7722