Our Optometrist Advises Prevention Eye Care
At Harrington Vision, in Florence, SC, your eye health is our concern. Our concern is the increasing number of vision problems. Currently, millions of people are battling different eye diseases and conditions like cataracts, astigmatism, hyperopia (long-sightedness), myopia (short-sightedness), glaucoma, presbyopia, and many more. Some of these eye diseases or conditions may cause blindness. Unfortunately, some of the vision issues created by these conditions can be prevented by early detection. The most important way to prevent any eye problem is going for comprehensive eye examinations. Here are the benefits of examining your eyes regularly.
Early detection of eye problems and emergency eye care
Participating in regular eye exams will lead to your optometrist being able to detect signs of any onset of eye diseases and provide treatment as soon as possible. It is usually easier and cheaper to treat diseases at an early stage. Prevention through regular optical check-ups ensures you don’t have to wait until you encounter any symptoms. Also, it is important to note that some eye conditions do not manifest symptoms until they reach an advanced stage. By then, it can cost much more to get the disease treated, you may need emergency eye care, and there may be some irreversible side effects.
When emergency eye care is required, you may need surgery, x-rays, or immediate attention. For this reason, our office recommends prevention. Emergency eye care is all care that is necessary, because your vision is at risk, but potentially the eye itself.
Preventing Emergency Eye Issues
As you grow older, your immune system grows weaker and the rate of regeneration of your cells reduces. You will become susceptible to a lot of health conditions which include eye problems. We recommend at the least adhering to regular age-based eye examinations.
This is how often you should have your eyes examined:
- The first comprehensive eye test should be done at the age of 6 months.
- The next one should be done at the age of 3.
- It should be done again at 5
- After age 5, the test should be done once every two years until age 60.
- After that, it should be carried out every year.
Prevention is always easier, cheaper, and smarter than a cure later. With the help of our optometrists, we can help you maintain exceptional eye health for life.
Treatment and Advantages with Harrington Vision
If you are currently trying to cope with diminishing eye health or want to increase your preventative eye care, visit Harrington Vision located in the Florence area. When you call us at (843) 662-0691 or (843) 669-2020 we can provide you with treatment, eye exams, and get you on the journey to better eye health.