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The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams

For those of us with eyes that are in good condition, it's common to miss the importance of taking preventative action namely, an eye examination. However, early detection of eye disease is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with an eye exam.

Many eye and vision problems don't have any obvious symptoms. Consequently, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can book a thorough eye examination at our office in Frederick, MD , where our highly-trained optometry team offers service suited to the needs of every patient. Our Frederick office employs cutting-edge technology ensuring a thorough eye exam.

Unfortunately, over than three million Americans have glaucoma, the main cause of blindness but only 50% of them realize this. Glaucoma is sometimes called ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can impair vision without any forewarning. Nearly two-thirds of adults in America don't use corrective lenses and don't receive regular eye exams, thus leaving their eyes at substantial risk.

To make matters worse, many Americans lack knowledge about the actual severity of glaucoma. In a poll, the American Optometric Association reported that well over half of Americans believe glaucoma is avoidable. In actuality the disease is unpreventable, though it is treatable if diagnosed in the early stages, making early detection much more important. Early detection and treatment are also necessary for preventing the harmful symptoms of additional diseases including macular degeneration or cataracts.

Early eye disease detection should be a priority. Be sure to set up regular eye exams with your local eye doctor to ensure your vision and eye health for many long years.