The importance of eye exams

When it comes to eye exams, many people wait until they notice a change in their vision to schedule an appointment.  However, eye problems are often silent with no symptoms — and this can be very dangerous to those who wait.  Regardless of your age or physical health, an annual eye exam is extremely important to detect any eye problems at their early stages when they’re most treatable.

At McKinney Eyeworks, our experienced team offers the most state-of-the-art equipment to provide a comprehensive and precise examination to not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but also to check your eyes for common eye diseases and evaluate them as an indicator of your overall health.

Some of the additional benefits of a comprehensive annual eye exam include:

  • Help ensure general health and maintenance for all ages. For both adults and children alike, eye exams are an important part of one’s general health maintenance and assessment. Vision and eye health is such a critical part in learning and development that we even highly recommend eye exams for infants.
  • Help children with learning issues. As mentioned above, vision is closely linked to the learning process. Children who have trouble seeing or interpreting what they see will often have trouble with their schoolwork. Many times, children will not complain of vision problems simply because they don’t know what normal vision looks like. If your child performs poorly at school or exhibits a reading or learning problem, be sure to schedule an eye examination to rule out an underlying visual cause.
  • Detect symptoms of other illnesses. A comprehensive eye examination can also diagnose symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tumors, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and thyroid disorders.
  • Identify age-related diseases. Just like the rest of our bodies, our eyes begin to weaken as we age. There are a number of common age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia (farsightedness), cataracts, and macular degeneration that can begin to affect your vision and your daily life. While some of these conditions are more of an inconvenience, others could lead to vision loss and dependency.

Call McKinney Eyeworks today!

Serving McKinney and the surrounding area since 2000, Dr. Marc Woerz and his skilled team at McKinney Eyeworks are dedicated to pursuing the highest standard of comprehensive, state-of-the-art optometric care.     From the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases and glaucoma – to LASIK co-management and more – McKinney Eyeworks is committed to improving the quality of our patients’ lives by fulfilling their visual needs and safeguarding the health of their eyes.

Schedule an eye exam with McKinney Eyeworks today.  Let us bring your vision and health into focus! Contact us today!

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