People with good vision and no pain often assume that their eyes are healthy, and that they can safely put off having an eye exam. Unfortunately, that’s not the case a good portion of the time. Here’s why…
Many Serious Eye Conditions Are Painless
There are a number of serious eye diseases that are painless and, as such, difficult for the patient to notice. These eye conditions include:
What’s more, vision loss may be so gradual with many of these conditions that by the time the individual sees his or her Ophthalmologist, it is too late to restore eyesight.
Eye Exams Are Strongly Recommended for those Age 40+
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recommends regular eye exams for patients of all ages, but the organization strongly urges those of age 40 and older to get a baseline eye examination. This is the age when many early signs of eye disease and visual changes first occur.
Based on the results of this initial screening, the Eye M.D. and patient will discuss the optimal schedule of follow-up exams based on the patient’s eye health and family history of conditions that may affect the eyes.
Don’t wait — schedule an eye exam today…
If you’re in the central New Jersey area, don’t put your eye exam off any longer — contact us today to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Robert Scharfman. Your vision is too important to put on the back burner.