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Why Vision Care is Important for Overall Health

You may have heard the expression that “the eyes are the windows to the soul”, but they are also windows to your overall health. While regular eye exams are crucial to protecting your vision and preventing, identifying, or treating eye disease, they can also detect a number of health conditions early even before you start showing symptoms.

Early Detection of Overall Health Problems

During an eye exam, your eye doctor may notice that your eyes are showing early signs of significant health issues including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, or a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. When these issues are identified early, you can notify your primary care physician, make the appropriate lifestyle changes, and work to prevent, treat or manage them before they become a serious issue. 

Early Detection of Eye Diseases

Additionally, eye exams often uncover eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, which may not have any prior symptoms until you start experiencing vision loss. These conditions are serious threats to your vision and early treatments are important in preventing future vision problems. Yearly eye exams allow doctors to detect a number of other eye diseases before vision lost occurs.

Improve Safety & Overall Health

You may think that poor vision is primarily an annoyance, such as not being able to read a menu at a restaurant, but not being able to see clearly increases your risk of falling, being in a car accident, or injuring yourself. Your eyesight may worsen so gradually that you don’t notice how bad it has become and that’s why it’s important to see your eye doctor regularly.

Improve Overall Wellbeing

Vision care is vital for your overall wellbeing and affects nearly every aspect of your life. Not being able to see clearly can hurt your performance at work, school, or home, and rob you of some of life’s greatest pleasures, like reading a book, driving, or participating in fun activities such as golf. Additionally, eye strain can cause headaches, fatigue and other problems that keep you from feeling your best.

Come See Us

If you’ve been putting off getting an eye exam, don’t wait another day! Book an appointment to visit our expert eye doctors at Tyson Eye.

Tyson Eye is regarded as one of the premier eye care centers in Southwest Florida. Our surgeons and doctors have helped thousands of people enjoy better vision and have consistently introduced break-through technology to the area. We are committed to excellence by delivering modern technology with old fashioned concern. We’re here to help you see better! Call us at 239-542-2020 today or request an appointment.