Are your eyes feeling tired and watery of late? It may be because your eyes are overworked. From spending long hours working on the computer to playing games on the phone, your eyes do a lot of things since you get up in the morning. Just because your vision isn’t blurry or there is no noticeable vision problem it doesn’t mean you don’t need an eye checkup. Many eye diseases do not give early warning signs. By the time you notice any change in your vision, the disease would have progressed. A comprehensive annual eye exam that includes pupil dilation is recommended for all ages, even when you have a good vision.
Here are a few reasons you should schedule an eye checkup every year:
- Stay up-to-date with prescription glasses
Your eye prescription keeps on changing. As you age your eyes are subjected to a lot of changes. An annual eye test ensures that you are wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses that are accurate. If your eyeglasses or contact lenses have the wrong prescription, you are likely to experience headache, eye strain and other problems. It is, therefore, important to get regular eye examination so that you always have the right prescription for glasses.
- Vision screenings are no substitute for a comprehensive eye exam
Eye vision tests, also known as vision screenings do not give you the whole picture regarding the overall health of your eyes. The screenings check vision and are effective to the point of generating the right prescription glasses. A comprehensive eye examination involves pupil dilation. It helps the doctor to know the overall health of the optic nerve, blood vessels in the retina and other internal structures. The comprehensive eye tests can detect potentially sight-threatening eye conditions like glaucoma which can help you seek early treatment.
- Early detection is important
Glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are some of the eye diseases that show no symptoms in the early stages. By the time you experience blurry vision or any other problem with your sight, these diseases would have caused severe damage to your eyes. At that stage, undergoing a routine medical eye test is not sufficient as the doctors can only help to prevent additional vision loss. Many of the eye diseases are linked with diabetes. With early detection, you can keep your sugar levels in control and protect your eyes from severe eye diseases.
Annual eye tests are an important part of preventive health care. While preventive care is important, life can be unpredictable. SBI General Critical Illness Insurance Plan gives you financial protection for 13 critical illnesses including total blindness. The lump-sum amount that you will receive in case you are diagnosed with a critical illness can be used for medical as well as non-medical expenses. The final payout that you will receive from the critical health insurance policy is tax-free.
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