For those of us with eyes that are in good condition, we might miss the importance of taking preemptive action such as an eye exam. However, early detection of eye disease is crucial to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it takes is a simple eye exam.
A significant number of optical problems have no obvious symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Book a comprehensive eye exam at our office in San Francisco, where our highly-trained optometry team provides service suited to the needs of each patient. Our San Francisco vision center employs cutting-edge equipment ensuring a complete eye exam.
Unfortunately, more than three million Americans have glaucoma, the leading source of vision loss but only 50% of them are aware. Often referred to as ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can impair vision without any signs. The majority of adults in America fail to use visual aids and don't get regular eye exams, therefore putting their eyes at greater danger.
To make matters worse, many Americans are uneducated about the truth about glaucoma. In a study, the American Optometric Association found that well over half of Americans are under the false impression that glaucoma can be prevented. In actuality the disease cannot be prevented, although it is treatable if caught close to the onset of the disease, which makes early detection even more important. Early diagnosis is also necessary for halting the harmful symptoms of additional eye diseases including macular degeneration and cataracts.
Early eye disease screening should be on your check list. Make sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to ensure your vision and eye health for many long years.