When we have healthy eyes, we may forget about the importance of a routine eye examination. Nevertheless, timely diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is critical to maintaining healthy eyes. And all it requires is a simple eye test.
Many eye and vision ailments have no apparent symptoms. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Book a comprehensive eye exam at our Olive Branch office, where our highly-trained optometric staff offers service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Olive Branch office uses cutting-edge equipment to provide you with a complete eye exam.
Unfortunately, more than three million Americans have glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness but only 50% of them are aware. Often called ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can impair vision without any forewarning. The majority of adults in America don't use visual aids and don't get regular eye exams, therefore putting their eyes at risk.
To make matters worse, many Americans lack knowledge about the actual severity of glaucoma. In a study, the American Optometric Association determined that well over half of Americans believe glaucoma is preventable. In actuality the sight-stealing disease is unpreventable, though it is treatable if caught in the early stages, which makes early detection even more crucial. Early detection is also critical for preventing the harmful results of conditions including macular degeneration and cataracts.
Early eye disease screening should be a priority. Make sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local optometrist to keep up healthy eyes for many long years.