For those of us blessed with healthy eyes, we might overlook the importance of taking preventative steps namely, an eye examination. Nevertheless, timely diagnosis of eye disease is crucial to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it takes is a yearly eye exam.
Numerous eye and vision ailments are a-symptomatic. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Schedule a complete optical exam at our Duluth, MN office, with our highly-trained optometry staff. Our Duluth practice uses the latest technology ensuring a thorough examination.
Unfortunately, over than three million Americans have glaucoma, the main cause of blindness but only half of them know it. Often nicknamed ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can strike without any signs. Nearly two-thirds of adults in America fail to use eye glasses or contacts and don't receive comprehensive eye exams, therefore leaving their eyes at danger.
Even worse, many Americans lack knowledge about the actual severity of glaucoma. In a recent poll, the American Optometric Association found that well over half of Americans believe glaucoma can be prevented. In reality the sight-stealing disease is unpreventable, though it is treatable if caught in the early stages, which makes preemptive examination much more crucial. Early detection and treatment are also necessary for preventing the harmful outcomes of other diseases such as macular degeneration or cataracts.
Early eye disease detection should be a priority. Make sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to maintain your vision and eye health for many long years.