We know schedules can get busy, and seeing your optometrist might not rise to the top of your to-do list. However now in these unprecedented times, keeping tabs on our eyes is more important than ever.
Besides the typical vision changes that occur as we age, with the lockdown, homeschooling, and working from home, we are all staring at screens, tablets, and mobile phones even more than we already did before the pandemic. Many people also spent endless amounts of time at home, and rarely went outside. Our eyes have been constantly focused on objects in close range indoors, and we're lacking the benefits of looking into the distance. These factors pose issues for how your eyes and vision function. This threat to vision is especially frightening for children since many lifelong vision issues are determined at an early age.
Early detection is key to managing vision issues and slowing their progression. We want to partner with you for healthy eyes and vision for life. Especially after this year like no other! Click here or give us a call to schedule your exam today.
More information on pandemic vision changes from the American Academy of Ophthalmology: https://www.aoa.org/news/clinical-eye-care/diseases-and-conditions/new-myopia-management-guidance-released?sso=y
Dr. Randall Fuerst, O.D., F.A.A.O. on how digital device use is changing our eyes: https://www.eyecenteroptometric.com/2020/11/24/the-nearsighted-epidemic-how-digital-device-addiction-is-changing-our-world/
Other health benefits of an annual eye exam: https://www.eyecenteroptometric.com/2019/01/30/5-health-issues-you-might-be-missing-if-you-skip-your-annual-eye-exam/