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Importance of Annual Eye Exams

Your yearly visit to an eye doctor is important not to neglect. Many eye conditions don't often show any early warning signs, and they can lead to vision loss. If you live in San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos,  or the Santa Cruz area, the optometry and ophthalmology team from Spectrum Eye Physicians can help. Here are a few reasons why you should schedule an eye exam, especially if you've waited longer than a year. 

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Our Eyes Change Over Time

Adults should always keep up with routine eye exams because it's not uncommon for vision to worsen as they age. Having the necessary correction, either with contact lenses or eyeglasses is imperative. Older adults often have more difficulty seeing at night, so testing your vision helps keep you safe as well.

Getting Fitted For Your Glasses And Contacts

One important aspect of an eye exam is that an eye doctor can properly fit you with updated lenses. If your glasses or contacts are not up to date, you could experience a lack of clear vision or eye strain. It is best to see an optometry or ophthalmology expert for an eye exam to make sure these or other issues do not occur.

Screening For Potential Eye Diseases

A yearly visit to the eye doctor is necessary to check your vision, but it's also for good eye health. Comprehensive eye exams can check for eye conditions that could lead to vision loss or even blindness. It's important to realize that some diseases, such as glaucoma, often have no early warning signs. Only trained eye doctors can identify these conditions. Here are some other common things we check for:

  • Cataracts
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy (damage to blood vessels)

Eye Exams Can Give More Information About Overall Health

There is a reason why they call the eyes the window to the soul. An eye doctor can get a closer look at the blood vessels, and it can reveal if you have early warning signs for diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. Knowing this information can help you take action to improve your health.

Schedule An Eye Exam With Spectrum Eye Physicians

We're your San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz eye doctors dedicated to providing you with superior care. As you can see, it's important to stay consistent with your yearly eye examination. You only need to give us a call at 408-884-2215, and we'll take care of the rest. It goes a long way in preventing vision loss or other more serious eye diseases. With our help, you'll have the peace of mind you deserve going about your daily life. Don't hesitate to call us today for an appointment.

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