Eye Doctors in Manheim, PA
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Your eyes are so important. From morning to night, you need your eyes to work and play. If you stop to think about it, your eyes are constantly in use, yet many people often ignore eye health. One of the best things you can do for your health is to have regular eye exams. If you live or work in Manheim, PA, our eye doctors at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania are in nearby Lebanon ready to see you.
Why eye health is important
Most likely, you schedule annual checkups with your doctor and dentist, so why do many people not do the same for their eye health? Regular exams are important, so make sure you make and keep yearly appointments with our trusted eye experts.
While you can discuss eye problems with your family doctor, your annual checkup is a general checkup and won’t cover eye health in detail. Your family physician may look at your pupils, but this is only a cursory look. You need a much more detailed eye exam where our specialists can closely examine your eyes.
Many eye issues and diseases don’t have symptoms. Advanced screening and diagnostic methods are needed to catch problems early. Our exams are dilated eye exams which are the only way to look inside your eye at the eye structures. A dilated eye exam is the only way to truly assess eye health. Eye health does deteriorate over time, particularly as you get older.
Subtle vision changes can have a big impact. Your eyes can be overworked and strained, and if that continues too long, the chronic eye strain can have an impact. You may be suffering headaches and eye discomfort – all the more reason to come see us for an eye exam. Let us catch problems early to avoid complications later.
Eye exams should start early, when your child is getting ready to enter school. The large majority of learning in and out of the classroom requires good vision and an annual exam is the only way to ensure the child is seeing clearly. While vision screenings at school are great, they are screening mainly for eye problems and not vision issues. Vision screenings are not a substitute for the annual eye exam your child needs.
Corrective lenses do need to be regularly checked. These days, with people doing so much computer work, eye strain and prescriptions are becoming more common. Contact lenses must be in good condition and not out of date, and your glasses might need a slight tweak as well.
With the increase in screen time for both children and adults, myopia (nearsightedness) is quickly reaching epidemic proportions. More kids are becoming nearsighted at earlier ages, so eye exams and vision correction are crucial.
When children are nearsighted very early in life, they tend to have worsening myopia as they age, and are therefore at greater risk of eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts later in life.
Hopefully you have learned some compelling reasons for scheduling an annual eye exam. What are you waiting for, Manheim PA? Our eye doctors in Lebanon are ready to see you. Give us a call today at 610-378-8500 or schedule an online appointment at the Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania website.
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