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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Understanding the Importance of an Eye Exam



It’s no surprise that our vision is one of the most important things that we can have. Unfortunately, many people neglect vision health and take their sight for granted. In today's age where technology is so prevalent, most people spend the majority of their days staring at a screen. Computers, cell phones, televisions, and tablets can all wreak havoc on the health and well-being of our vision. Putting extra strain on your eyes does not only cause problems with your vision, it can also affect the eye itself and cause severe headaches along with other long-lasting problems. 

What Can an Eye Exam Do For Me?
It's important to consider all of the factors that make an eye exam of the utmost importance. Routine eye exams are crucial in evaluating how accurate your vision is and how well your eyes work together. No matter your age, it’s best to have your vision checked on a yearly basis. The staff at Summit Medical Center has many Oklahoma Ophthalmologists available to examine and treat all of your vision concerns. Making an appointment with one today could save you years of vision loss or strain in the future.

The Basics of an Eye Exam
Upon receiving your eye exam, there is much information that is gathered to determine your health. Some of this information includes:

  • The ability to see how well your eyes work together and to determine how well they are aligned is a way that your Ophthalmologist can tell if you suffer from a “lazy eye” or crossed eyes.
  • Checking the internal pressure of your eyes can determine if you are at risk for developing glaucoma.  Without proper examination and treatment, this disease can lead to vision loss.
  • Checking the retinal blood vessels can give doctors a better view of how diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure may affect the rest of the blood vessels throughout the body. Catching any early warning signs of irregularity in the retinal blood vessels can help a patient and their primary doctor determine the best plan of action for their overall health.
  • Even finding the simplest of issues with your vision can help you lead a much healthier lifestyle. Determining if glasses or contacts are needed for your eyesight is crucial in avoiding vision loss, headaches, or the development of much more serious problems.

Going to the doctor to check our overall health is a top priority for most people. Seeing the dentist for routine cleanings is done to keep our smile in top shape. When making these other appointments, don’t neglect the importance of your eyes. Routine eye exams can not only help save your vision, but can also make for a healthier, happier life in the long-run. Contact Summit Medical Center today to schedule an exam!

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