Be sure that your entire family has their yearly comprehensive eye exam!
August can often be a chaotic month―we’re rushing to fit in the last of our summer vacations before the end of the season, the school year is fast approaching for the little ones, and the weather will be cooling down and fall will soon be here before we know it!
However, before you get too wrapped up in back-to-school sign-ups for your kids or planning out your final summer weekend plans, don’t forget about the importance of your vision health!
The month of August is National Eye Exam Month, and it could not have come at a better time of year! As you are signing your entire family up for their required back-to-school physicals, it is also the perfect time to sign up for comprehensive eye examinations for everyone as well.
Eye exams are not only important for looking into your eyesight, but also because the can give your doctor a better glimpse into your overall health. For instance, if you have been having constant, mysterious headaches, your ophthalmology may just be able to tell you why!
Here are a few more reasons why you should schedule your regular comprehensive eye exam during August’s National Eye Exam Month:
Improve Your Child’s Performance In School
According to The Vision Council of America, one out of every four children in America have an undiagnosed vision problem. In fact, 48% of parents with children under the age of 12 have never taken their children to see an eye care professional. However, what these parents do not know is that one of the most common reasons why children fall behind in school each year is because of poor vision. Having your child undergo a comprehensive exam can help detect problems that may lead to reading and learning difficulties.
Detect Underlying Eye Conditions
Just because you have had your eyes checked in the past does not mean that underlying problems cannot pop up over time. For instance, just by looking at the eye in a comprehensive exam, your eye doctor is able to spot early warning signs of glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Having a regular eye exam could help you detect these warning signs before the conditions become more serious.
Keep Up-To-Date With Your Prescription
Your eyes are constantly changing over time, especially after the age of 40. Getting a regular eye exam is the best way to stay on top of your vision and determine if you need to start wearing prescription lenses. Your eye doctor will also be able to identify if you need a stronger prescription in order to increase your visibility, reduce eyestrain or reduce blur.
Be sure that you contact OCLI today to schedule your comprehensive eye examination during National Eye Exam Month, especially before your kids need to go back to school. Our team of experienced eye doctors , led by Dr. Lauren Rispoli, a fellowship trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist, will ensure that your eyes remain in outstanding health for the rest of the year!