Yearly Eye Exams: Visions of a Healthier You
If you have perfect vision, there's no need to have an eye exam, right? Wrong.
Eye exams do more than check for poor vision. They can reveal warning signs of other health diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. And if your eye doctor detects signs of health conditions before they become serious, you'll likely save on future medical expenses.
Dental and vision care have more in common than you might expect. Here are some eye-opening insights:
• Prevention is key.
Dental appointments and eye exams are a vital part of total body wellness. Many eye disorders are secondary to other diseases that also threaten oral health, such as diabetes. These diseases can be detected both in our mouths and in our eyes. Skipping preventive care can result in more serious problems down the road.
• Risk increases with age.
As we age, our eyes become more susceptible to cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, making regular eye exams even more important the older we get.
• Appointments are quick.
The good news is that eye exams are so quick you can have your eye exam in less than an hour. The ADA recommends two routine dental check-ups each year, whereas eye exams are annual or as recommended.
Our eyes and mouths are the true windows to our overall health, so make sure to take care of them. Schedule your yearly exam and let your eyes see some love! Start saving and start seeing with one of our discount plans. Find a DeltaVision® provider near you.
*Updated April 2021