When there are no apparent problems with your vision, it is easy to put off a visit to the eye doctor.
So what makes regular eye exams so important?
At Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in Phoenix, AZ, an eye exam can catch vision problems and ensure your eyes stay healthy.
Preventative Care Matters Request an Eye Exam
Even if you have 20/20 vision, an eye exam is essential for preventative healthcare.
During your eye exam, the doctor can determine the health of your eyes and if any conditions appear without symptoms. Whether you're concerned about your vision or haven't been to the eye doctor in a while, Arizona Eye Institute is here to help.
Call to request a consultation at our Sun City, Sun City West or Wickenburg, AZ, offices:
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Benefits of an Eye Exam
Protect Your Vision
There are a variety of sight-threatening diseases that may not show symptoms until the damage to your eye is irreparable. Early detection from Dr. Justo and our team could save your vision.
You may be straining your eyes without even realizing it. Minor annoyances, such as dry eyes and headaches may be related to vision issues. Our optometrists can recommend simple solutions during your exam.
Reveal Health Risks
Your eyes provide a unique view of the overall health of your body. During an eye exam, your doctor can identify signs of various diseases that may otherwise go unnoticed, such as strokes, diabetes, and cancer.
But I Have Great Eyesight. Do I Need an Eye Exam?
Clear vision is not a reason to skip your annual exam. Many issues can affect your eye health without impacting your vision. Some eye diseases can go undetected without symptoms, so an eye exam is crucial to find any irregularities in your eye. An eye exam can help detect:
- Retinal Detachment
- Macular Degeneration
- Vision Issues
Any Changes in Your Vision Merit a Trip to the Eye Doctor Request an Eye Exam
Your sight is a precious asset, and regular eye exams are simply the best way to prevent severe issues from threatening your vision. If you have noticed any changes to your vision we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our dedicated and experienced Medical Optometrists for a comprehensive eye exam. Don't remember when you last scheduled an exam? There is a good chance it's time to visit our office. Call to request a consultation at our Wickenburg, Sun City, or Sun City West, AZ, offices:
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The staff is very attentive and polite. They acknowledge everyone as they come in. Roxanne is amazing! She always knows exactly what I need. Due to Covid I opted to postpone my appointment, almost 2yrs. It was like I was never gone, we picked right where we left off. Thank you Roxanne.View on Google
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Catching Certain Eye Diseases Early Can Save Your Vision
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vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams
When patients think of eye exams, they may understand it only as a test to check on their vision. However, our Phoenix, AZ, offices offer comprehensive eye exams that closely examine the eye to diagnose the patient with any irregular eye conditions.
The Process of a Comprehensive Eye Exam
Our Phoenix, AZ, eye care exams consist of several tests that help our doctors discover any irregularities in your eye.
Take a Closer Look at the Eye Exam Process
During your exam, the doctor will use a series of tools to examine the structures of your eyes and test your vision.
Eye Care Tips
Beyond your yearly eye exam at one of our Phoenix, AZ, area offices, there are eye care tips you should do every day to protect your eyes all year round:
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Your eyes aren't separate from your body. If you aren't maintaining a healthy diet, your eyesight can suffer. Vegetables, fruits, and fish high in omega-3 fatty acids can help keep your eyes in excellent working condition.
Maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise, along with a balanced diet. Obesity can increase your chances of developing diabetes, leading to eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
Smoking doesn't just harm your lungs; it can also increase your risk for eye conditions such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Smoking can damage your optic nerve and create many eyesight problems in the future.
Wear Protective Eyewear
Wear protective eyewear for different occasions. If you work in construction or perform a job involving debris, sharp objects, and other hazards, make sure you're wearing protective eyewear.
Rest Your Eyes
If you have a job that requires you to look at the computer for long periods, let your eyes rest with the "20-20-20" rule. Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away from your computer for 20 seconds to reduce eye strain.
Protect From Light
Wearing sunglasses in bright light reduces headaches from squinting and protects your overall eye health. Sun exposure can put you at a greater risk of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
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