Blue Sky Eye Magazine 2020

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Routine The Importance of Regular Eye Exams EYE CARE

Just as you regularly visit your dentist or get annual exams from your family doctor, you should practice the same routine care for your eyes. Protecting your eyesight is about more than seeing clearly; it’s about diagnosing eye diseases before they do permanent damage to your vision. That’s why even if

you have 20/20 vision, you should still make a habit of scheduling regular comprehensive eye exams. Why are eye exams so important? An eye exam is vital to your overall health as well as your vision. Our doctors can be the first to detect medical issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis. How often should I have an eye exam? After your initial appointment, your doctor will determine the frequency of your eye exams based on your individual needs. When should children have their first eye exam? Chi ldren should have their f irst comprehensive eye exam at six months of age, then again at age three, and before they enter first grade. School screenings do not replace a complete exam with an eye doctor.

Left unchecked, a child with poor vision can struggle to learn, which can lead to low self-esteem and falling behind their grade level.

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