When we have eyes that are in good condition, we may overlook the importance of taking preventative action namely, an eye examination. However, timely diagnosis of eye disease is crucial to maintaining healthy eyes. And all it requires is an eye exam.
Many optical diseases are a-symptomatic. Consequently, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Schedule a complete optical examination at our Richmond, KY office, with our highly-trained optometric team. Our Richmond office uses the latest technology ensuring a thorough examination.
Unfortunately, more than three million Americans have glaucoma, the main source of blindness but only 50% of them realize this. Frequently nicknamed ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can cause substantial harm absent of forewarning. The majority of adult Americans don't use eye glasses or contacts and don't receive comprehensive eye exams, therefore leaving their eyes at great danger.
Even worse, many Americans are uneducated about the truth about glaucoma. In a study, the American Optometric Association found that two-thirds of Americans are under the false impression that glaucoma is avoidable. In actuality the sight-stealing disease cannot be prevented, although it can be treated if recognized close to the onset of the disease, which makes early detection all the more important. Early detection is also crucial for halting the damaging results of other diseases such as macular degeneration or cataracts.
Early eye disease screening should be on your check list. Make sure to set up regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to maintain your vision and eye health for years to come.