March is National Save Your Vision Month

National Save Your Vision MonthAre you ready to protect your vision? The American Optometric Association (AOA) has named March as Save Your Vision Month. It is important to learn about the importance of annual eye exams and how they can improve your eyesight. Seeing an optometrist on a regular basis for comprehensive eye care will ensure that you achieve your best vision health.

When you think about eye exams, the first thing to come to mind is getting a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, eye exams do so much more than that. During an eye exam, your eye doctor will also check to make sure you are not suffering from any eye diseases, determine how your eyes are working together and evaluate your eyes to get an overall picture of your health.

Common Diseases That Are Detected During Eye Exams

Did you know that brain tumors, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can all be detected during an eye exam? In fact, eye doctors are usually the first to find signs of chronic conditions, even before other health care providers.

Eye exams play a critical role in your overall health — they can even pinpoint health problems years before you start to show symptoms.

Schedule an Eye Exam at Raleigh Eye Center

How long has it been since you or a loved one has had your vision checked? Reach out to our Raleigh eye care professionals today and schedule an appointment for an eye exam. We look forward to helping you feel confident about your vision.