Clear vision at a distance is certainly something to be happy about, but 20/20 vision doesn’t mean that you can skip your annual eye exam. Not only are these exams important to protect your ocular health by tracking changes in your vision and the function of your eyes, your eyes can reveal early signs of many serious health conditions throughout your body.
School is starting up again, and it’s a great time to make sure your children have their vision checked. According to the American Optometric Association, roughly 80% of what children learn in school comes from visually-presented information. As a result, your child’s ability to see properly will play a crucial role in academic success this year.
Eye exams are a crucial part of your health routine. These important visits ensure that all vision issues are detected in their earliest stages. At Northeastern Eye Institute, we have a team of highly trained ophthalmologists and optometrists who have extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of vision conditions. By visiting one of our offices regularly for an eye exam, you can maintain the best possible vision.
The frequency of your eye exams varies based on a variety of factors, including:
The most common factor impacting the quality of your vision is genetics. Vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are caused by irregularities in the shape of your cornea that are associated with your genetic makeup.
However, your genetic makeup isn’t the only thing impacting your vision. Many of the actions you take on a daily basis can have a negative impact on your vision. Over a prolonged period of time, these actions can potentially result in deteriorated vision and eye health issues.