We often hear friends and family advising us to go see the dentist once every 6 months. How many of us hear of the importance of checking up on our eyes at the same time? Unlike a generation ago, we no longer consume diets rich in the vitamins and minerals that improve and boost eye sight, making us vulnerable to poor eye sight, eye failure and other issues at a much younger age. Here are 4 reasons why the eye doctor should be a priority as well.
As terrible as it is, you can still survive the loss of a limb or the loss of function in speech or hearing. There are certain sacrifices, a lot of heartache, but you are not completely socially crippled. With the right guidance, equipment and some adjustments, your life can continue. Sight is different. Lose that, and you lose pretty much all of your independence. The world us especially discriminatory against the sigh-impaired and this is why going to eye specialists Melbourne at least once a year is important. They can help you deal with loss, reduction or problems of sight in a functional way.
Some problems associated with eye sight, such as eye strain can be fixed without a lot of effort. There are lots of misconceptions about how the eye can become lazy when glasses are used to see better and how it will then never get better. The truth is that your sight can actually worsen if you continue to avoid glasses, and can even damage your eye. Then, a problem that an optometrist was able to fix (by assigning you some spectacles) will have to be referred to an eye surgeon who might need to adjust your lens curvature in order to restore your sight.
There are any eye related diseases that are genetic. These show early signs that are not visible or apparent to the naked eye so many patients miss the warning signs until their sight begins to fail in earnest. Checking regularly can help you to not only identify any illnesses, but also trace any genetic risk factors and take precautions. For instance, problems in the macula of the eye are often genetic and can be prevented by being diagnosed early and treated accordingly. After it has degenerated to a certain degree, a cure is impossible and even controlling may be difficult.
So the next time you’re at your family doctor’s, ask him/her to recommend a good eye doctor and then make an appointment to go see them and have your eyes checked. You could literally be saving your life.