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3 Reasons Why You Need To Schedule Regular Eye Exams

Scheduling regular eye exams with your Calgary eye doctor can have a wide variety of benefits for patients of all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Here’s why visiting your optometrist regularly is one of the best steps you can take for your ocular health and overall well-being.

Many people aren’t sure what to expect when they book an eye exam with a Calgary optometrist — especially if they have never had a comprehensive checkup before, or it’s been many years since their last exam. 

During this appointment, your eye doctor will use a variety of tests to: 

  • Assess your eye health 
  • Determine your prescription (if you have one) 
  • Check how your eyes work together 
  • Check for any signs of eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma 

Our Calgary Optometrists Provide Comprehensive Eye Exams For The Whole Family

At our Calgary eye clinic in Market Mall, our highly qualified team of optometrists are dedicated to protecting the health of your eyes and the clarity of your vision. We offer a wide range of services for your entire family, including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, glaucoma testing, and emergency eye care, to meet all your needs. 

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Benefits of Having Regular Eye Exams With Your Calgary Optometrist 

Your vision is one of your most important senses, which is why at our Calgary eye clinic in Market Mall, our optometrists recommend eye examinations every 2-3 years for adults, and even more frequent exams for patients who are over the age of 40. 

These regular eye exams have a variety of benefits for patients of all ages, including: 

1. Detection of Eye Conditions Early On 

During your eye exam, your optometrist will do a lot more than check your vision. They will also do a number of tests to check for serious eye diseases, including: 

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy

If your optometrist discovers that you have any of the above conditions, they can prescribe the right course of treatment and any lifestyle changes to lessen the chances of the disease progressing, and to protect you against vision loss. 

Remember: In all cases, early diagnosis and treatment of such conditions are key to keeping your eyesight clear and to protect you against permanent blindness. 

2. Your Optometrist Can Detect Signs of Other Health Problems

Along with eye-related concerns, your eye doctor may even be able to detect other health issues during a comprehensive eye exam. Some of these include: 

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Thyroid disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Cancer

This means that comprehensive, regular eye exams are critical to ensure you enjoy optimal eye health and overall wellness. 

3. Updated Prescription for Clearer Vision 

It may seem like your eyeglasses are working perfectly to correct your vision, but if you bought them over two years ago, it’s likely that you need an updated prescription. Wearing the wrong prescription can lead to many undesirable problems, including: 

  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Increased squinting

During your eye exam, your optometrist can check your prescription and advise on whether or not it needs to be updated. 

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To find out more about our comprehensive eye exams for adults, seniors, and children, and to learn more about how our Calgary optometrists can help protect your vision,  contact us at 403-286-4884 or fill out our online contact form.

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