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Why You Should Schedule a Routine Eye Exam

When we have healthy eyes, we might miss the importance of a routine eye examination. However, timely detection of eye disease is crucial to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. This can easily be done with a yearly eye exam.

A significant number of optical diseases are a-symptomatic. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can schedule a thorough eye examination at our Plano office, where our highly-trained optometric staff provides service suited to the needs of every patient. Our Plano practice employs the latest technology ensuring a complete eye exam.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting over three million Americans. Frequently called ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can impair vision absent of forewarning. The majority of adult Americans fail to use corrective lenses and don't get regular eye exams, thus putting their eyes at greater danger.

Research shows that many Americans are uninformed about the truth about glaucoma. In a recent survey, the American Optometric Association reported that two-thirds of Americans think glaucoma can be prevented. In actuality the sight-stealing disease cannot be prevented, although it is treatable if diagnosed close to the onset of the disease, which makes preemptive screening much more crucial. Early diagnosis is also crucial for thwarting the damaging results of diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

Regular eye examinations to screen for eye and vision problems should be on your check list. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to maintain healthy eyes for years to come.