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Have You Had a Comprehensive Eye Exam Recently?

When we have eyes that are in good condition, it's common to overlook the importance of taking preemptive action such as an eye examination. However, timely diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it requires is an annual eye exam.

Many optical problems are a-symptomatic. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Call to schedule a thorough optical exam at our office in Phoenix, AZ , where our experienced optometric staff offers service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Phoenix practice employs the latest equipment to provide you with a complete examination.

Unfortunately, more than three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, the leading source of blindness but only half of them know it. Glaucoma is often referred to as ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can strike absent of forewarning. The majority of adults in America fail to use visual aids and don't receive comprehensive eye exams, therefore putting their eyes at substantial danger.

Research shows that many Americans are unaware about the seriousness of glaucoma. In a recent poll, the American Optometric Association reported that well over half of Americans believe glaucoma is avoidable. In reality the sight-stealing disease cannot be prevented, although it is treatable if diagnosed during the beginning phases, making early detection much more crucial. Early detection is also crucial for thwarting the harmful symptoms of eye conditions including macular degeneration and cataracts.

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