Eye and Vision Exams
We all know that health is important. But when most people think of their health they are thinking of their weight or maybe a chronic health problem they have. Our eye health usually does not come up on the radar when we speak about health in general. Eye health, however, is a crucial part of your overall health. At Hockmeyer Family Eye Care, serving New Haven, IN, we want to help you and your family obtain and maintain optimal eye health. Keep reading to find out why routine eye and vision exams are crucial to maintaining this health.
Promote Success in School
If you are a parent, you want your child to succeed. Lifelong success often starts with school success. If your child struggles with vision issues in school, or your child has a vision problem which goes undiagnosed, it will begin to affect their ability to perform well at school. Vision exams and eye exams will help ensure that vision problems are detected early on and treatment can begin quickly. This way your child will not suffer academically because of vision problems.
Detect Myopia Early on
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is increasing at alarming rates especially among children. When myopia is left untreated, it will worsen over time. The earlier children begin having issues with nearsightedness, the more chance they have of this worsening into a severe vision problem by adulthood. Myopia is best detected through professional eye exams. Once detected, myopia treatment can begin.
Protection Against Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a very serious disease of the eyes. It is especially dangerous because early on it has no apparent symptoms. Glaucoma can only be detected through a professional eye exam. In most patients, glaucoma is only noticeable when permanent vision loss has already occurred. At this point, it is very difficult to treat. Routine eye exams will help your optometrist detect this disease early and begin treatment quickly.
Vision Exam Vs Eye Exams
It is very important that you understand the difference between vision screenings and eye exams. A vision screening is a simple test which only checks to see if you have very severe, obvious vision problems. This type of screening does not check the health of your eyes. This type of screening cannot detect disease or other serious problems. In order to understand the true health of your eyes, you and your family need routine eye exams.
To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment, call our office at Hockmeyer Family Eye Care serving New Haven, IN. Our number is 206-493-1505.