Caring for your eyes is not just making sure your vision is perfect and not blurry. There is much more to a good eye exam that explains your overall Health and wellness.
This article will discuss some of the reasons you should have a regular and detailed eye checkup annually.

It is a Must for Kids

There is no doubt about the fact that most of the learning activities kids have are visual. Most of the kids these days have inadequate screen time, which increases the chances of vision problems occurring.
It is highly recommended to have a detailed eye checkup for kids to make sure they have good eye health.

Vision Checkup and Eye Health Exam Are Two Different Things

Most people mix up vision screening and eye health checkups. A test for vision efficiency is a part of your eye health check. An eye health check exam is more comprehensive and makes sure you do not have any early eye disease symptoms.

Your Eyes Explains more about your overall Health.

Many health issues are initially found in patients during a routine eye exam, such as diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure. A good ophthalmologist evaluates the retina’s blood vessels’ conditions and may find out the underlying health conditions and suggest further tests.

Detects Early Signs of Eye Diseases

A regular eye exam also helps determine if a person has the possibility of any eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, or age-related macular degeneration. Some eye problems do not always show the symptoms, and a routine eye exam may help you find out and secure early prevention. As they say, prevention is better than cure!
Along with the annual eye exams, you can do the following to take care of your eyes. Eat well, quick smoking, wear sunglasses, avoid screens when possible, and practice 20-20-20 rule.

Care for your eyes; it will safeguard your overall Health and wellness.

About Dr. Columbus

Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.