1) Eye Exams Save Sight
Some sight-threatening eye diseases do not have early warning signs, and many can only be detected during a dilated eye exam.
2) Eye Exams Detect Other Health Problems Too
Many general health problems are often first detected during a routine comprehensive eye exam, because the eye is the only place where blood vessels can be viewed without a surgical procedure.
3) Good Vision Increases Safety
Poor vision can have an adverse effect on many life issues, such as depression, increased car accidents, drug-related errors, and falls. Falls are among the leading causes of death of people 65 and older.
4) Vision Affects a Child’s Success in Life
80% of all learning is through the visual system, and decreased vision can significantly affect childrens’ grades, athletic performance and even social interaction.
5) Changing Eyecare Technology
Sight-saving technology is changing at an astonishing rate. Conditions once considered untreatable are now able to be corrected with cutting-edge technology.