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Why We All Must Schedule a Routine Eye Exam

For those of us blessed with eyes that are in good condition, we might miss the importance of a routine eye test. Nevertheless, early detection of eye disease is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with a simple eye test.

Many optical problems are a-symptomatic. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can book a comprehensive eye examination at our Costa Mesa office, where our experienced optometric staff offers service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Costa Mesa office employs cutting-edge technology to provide you with a thorough examination.

Unfortunately, more than three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, the main source of blindness but only 50% of them realize this. Often referred to as ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can strike absent of signs. More than half of adult Americans fail to use corrective lenses and don't receive comprehensive eye exams, thus putting their eyes at greater risk.

Research shows that many Americans lack knowledge about the truth about glaucoma. In a poll, the American Optometric Association found that 67% of Americans are under the false impression that glaucoma is preventable. In truth the sight-stealing disease cannot be prevented, though it can be treated if caught close to the onset of the disease, which makes regular screening even more important. Early detection and treatment are also necessary for halting the damaging effects of additional conditions such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

Early eye disease detection should be a priority. Be sure to set up regular eye exams with your local eye doctor to maintain healthy eyes for years to come.