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Why Adults Need Vision Exams for Healthy Eyes

To maintain healthy vision, the Center for Disease Control recommends adults get annual comprehensive dilated eye exams. A vision doctor uses special eye drops during the exam that widen or dilate the pupils. This allows the doctor to check for common vision problems and eye diseases. It’s the best way to see if glasses or contacts are needed or if the early stages of eye-related diseases are present. 

Regular dilated eye exams with a vision doctor can not only help detect problems with your vision, but they can also help detect problems with your overall health. Conditions that can be found through eye exams include: 

    • Diabetic retinopathy – A complication of diabetes that damages the blood vessels of light-sensitive tissues in the retina. Though at first it may cause no symptoms, it can lead to blindness. 
    • Glaucoma – There are a few types of glaucoma, all which damage the optic nerve in the eye. It’s the leading cause of blindness for individuals over 60. When recognized early, vision loss can be prevented. 
    • Cataracts – This condition clouds the normally clear lens of our eye, making it difficult to read, drive, or see facial expressions. Though it may not disturb your vision early on, it will eventually interfere. Surgery for cataracts is considered generally safe and effective.
    • Age-related macular degeneration – This common eye disorder for individuals over 50 causes thinning of the macula, “the part of the retina responsible for clear vision in your direct line of sight.” This leads to blurred or reduced vision. Early detection and preventive measures can delay the loss of vision.

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