The American Optometric Association recommends having a comprehensive eye exam once every two years. Doing so is an effective way to detect eye conditions early, allowing for prompt and more effective treatment. That said, if any of these four signs applies to you, it may be best to visit Viewpoint Vision Care even sooner:
- You Have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, may cause eyesight complications. With the increased sugar content in your blood, circulation to your eyes may be compromised. This may lead to poor nutrient and oxygen delivery to your eyes, resulting in impaired vision. If you are diabetic or this disease runs in your family, it’s time to schedule an eye exam.
- You Experience Persistent Visual Disturbances: Seeing floaters, light flashes, or black spots across your visual field may indicate underlying vision problems, such as retinal tears or detachment. Without prompt treatment, this may lead to blindness. If you regularly experience such visual disturbances, seek help from your trusted eye center as soon as possible.
- You Are Having a Hard Time Doing Your Daily Tasks: You may notice that objects or persons, whether they are near or far from you, seem blurry. This can make it hard to go about your daily life in a productive manner. If you experience these symptoms, visit your optometrist right away. We will perform an eye exam to identify your vision problem. Afterward, we may prescribe corrective eyewear to improve your vision.
- You Haven’t Had an Eye Exam in the Last Two Years: Many eye diseases are asymptomatic in the early stages, which is why having regular eye exams is essential. They allow us to promptly detect and treat these conditions before they progress. The sooner we provide a comprehensive eye care, the sooner we can diagnose and manage any underlying conditions.
If any of these signs apply to you, call us at (586) 221-4360 to schedule an appointment. We serve Shelby Township, MI.