We held a poll on our social media sites asking men fifty-years-old and up what their eye care routine consisted of. Believe it or not, there weren’t many varying opinions. The bulk of the results simply stated that they wore polarized sunglasses when they were outside, they would visit an eye doctor once every-other-year, and one individual stated he eats carrots… Men, this simply isn’t enough! Once you reach your fifties, you should meet with an eye doctor annually, partake in an iWellness exam, and resolve any vision impairments.
By simply visiting your eye doctor regularly, you drastically decrease the impact of chronic vision problems! Meeting often gives your eye doctor the ability to provide an early diagnosis if there are any major issues. From there, they would be able to provide a treatment plan and pave a path to recovery or minimize the impact of unavoidable eye disease. Becoming familiar and building a relationship with your eye doctor is a must. To be frank, you only have two eyes; once your vision is gone, it’s gone forever. This isn’t a situation you want to roll the dice with; be proactive and protect your vision for the long run.
Just as it is important to visit your medical doctor for a yearly check-up, it is equally important to have routine eye examinations with your eye care specialist regularly. There are far too many severe eye diseases that tend to go unnoticed because the symptoms occur slowly and grow worse over time. Don’t wait until it’s too late, visit your eye care specialist at Snead Eye Group, and take an iWellness exam. The iWellness screening provides you with a report on the thickness of your retina, among other vital information. From there, the machine will take high-resolution pictures of your eye and will then provide you with a “symmetry analysis.” These powerful steps help the doctors detect early signs of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. This ultimately means that you get to rest easy at night knowing your iWellness screenings are helping preserve your vision for many years to come.
Lastly, you should always manage any current vision issues now before they continue to worsen. If you have any questions regarding concerns that you might be experiencing with your vision give us a call at (239) 230-0318. The doctors and staff at Snead Eye Group believe that your health care needs are important to the quality of your life, and we want to help you achieve the best possible vision.