When we have healthy eyes, it's common to miss the importance of taking preventative action such as an optical exam. Nevertheless, timely detection of eye disease is necessary to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with an eye exam.
A significant number of optical diseases have no obvious signs. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can schedule a thorough eye examination at our Fairfax office, where our experienced optometry team offers service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Fairfax vision center employs the latest equipment ensuring a complete examination.
Glaucoma is the main cause of blindness, affecting over three million Americans. Glaucoma is often called ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can impair vision absent of signs. Nearly two-thirds of adults in America fail to use visual aids and don't schedule comprehensive eye exams, thus putting their eyes at great danger.
Studies show that many Americans are completely uninformed about the facts about glaucoma. In a recent poll, the American Optometric Association determined that well over half of Americans believe glaucoma is preventable. In truth the disease cannot be prevented, although it can be treated if caught in the early stages, which makes preemptive screening even more important. Early detection is also crucial for preventing the harmful outcomes of eye conditions including macular degeneration and cataracts.
Early eye disease detection should be a priority. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local optometrist to ensure healthy eyes for years to come.