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Why You Must Book a Routine Eye Exam

When we have eyes that are in good condition, we might forget about the importance of a routine eye test. However, timely detection of eye disease is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it requires is an annual eye test.

A significant number of optical diseases are a-symptomatic. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can schedule a complete optical exam at our office in Blacksburg, where our highly-trained optometry team offers service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Blacksburg office uses the latest equipment ensuring a complete eye exam.

Unfortunately, over than three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness but only half of them know it. Glaucoma is sometimes referred to as ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can cause significant damage absent of signs. The majority of adult Americans don't use visual aids and don't receive comprehensive eye exams, therefore putting their eyes at greater risk.

Research shows that many Americans are unaware about the seriousness of glaucoma. In a survey, the American Optometric Association found that two-thirds of Americans are under the false impression that glaucoma can be prevented. In actuality the sight-stealing disease is unpreventable, although it can be treated if diagnosed in the early stages, which makes regular screening even more important. Early diagnosis is also necessary for thwarting the harmful effects of conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts.

Early eye disease detection should be on your to-do list. Make sure to set up regular eye exams with your local eye doctor to keep up healthy eyes for many long years.