Save Your Sight With Regular Eye Care Exams
January is regarded as National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a eye condition that leads to blindness without causing any other symptoms. The research studies made at the Glaucoma Research Foundation have shown the statistics that about 3 million Americans suffer from Glaucoma and only 50% of people are aware of this. This month even raises the awareness to get regular eye check-ups so that no more eye care issues develop.
According to Dr. David Gaimari, an optometrist at Othello Eye care and the study’s lead professor in Columbia Basin Health Association, getting regular eye check-ups help to detect eye issues and if present can be treated at an early stage. “It is significant to go for an eye check-up if you are Diabetic”, as Diabetics are more naive to eye conditions.
Diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and macular degeneration are the common eye conditions other than Glaucoma, that most of the people experience. Going for eye examination at least once in a year can only help save your sight. There is no cure for Glaucoma, but the vision loss can only be halted with medications.
Since many of the eye conditions cause no pain or symptoms, it is good to get eyes tested to protect the vision. If this is not done, it may lead to significant loss of vision that cannot be attained later.