Importance of Eye Check-Ups

Importance of Eye Check-Ups

Many people think they have perfect vision until they receive their first pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses, and suddenly that fine print and street sign become crystal clear! Did you know more than 11 million people age 12+ need vision correction? Unfortunately, vision correction isn’t the only reason eye check-ups are important. During your regular eye examination, your doctor can evaluate for early signs of disease and preserve your vision.

Who Needs Eye Check-Ups?

At Blink Eyewear in Calgary, we recommend regular eye examinations for patients of every age. With electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, computers and televisions becoming more common, our activities have become more visually demanding which can increase the risk of vision and eye problems. Patients with a family history of vision problems or eye conditions should schedule eye check-ups more often to ensure problems aren’t forming.

Eye Examinations for Adults

Adults should schedule routine eye check-ups to not only ensure the prescription for their glasses and/or contacts are current but to also get evaluated for any signs of eye related conditions or diseases. Certain health conditions such as diabetes can also affect vision and should be closely monitored.

Pediatric Eye Examinations

Scheduling eye examinations for our children is also very important. Researchers believe that vision in children may be closely related to the learning process. Those with impaired vision may have issues with seeing classroom lessons, developing issues with schoolwork and learning. Sadly, most children do not realize they experience vision loss and often make no complaints. This can make diagnosing vision issues extremely difficult without an evaluation from a professional.

Just like the rest of your health, it is important to get regular check-ups for your eyes. If you want to make sure you and your loved ones have optimal eye health, contact Blink Eyewear today! We would be happy to schedule an appointment for your eye check-up.