The Importance of Seeing Your Eye Doctor
Studies including a 2003 study published by the Global Campaign Report on Early Detection discovered that much of the population remains largely unaware of how important routine eye exams are to their health and well being. In many countries people at increased risk for vision loss are unaware of the risks of certain eye diseases, therefore fail to take advantage of early detection measures available from eye care professionals.
The study conducted by the Global Campaign Report suggested most people failed to get regular check ups in part because they did not feel anything was wrong with their eyes. However, even if your eyes seem to function well, it is important you get annual or at least bi-annual exams to help predict and detect problems down the road early on.
Typically vision loss results when a disease has already established a stronghold. A much better treatment approach to vision loss includes addressing symptoms before they occur not after. Most people assume that lack of vision loss suggests proper eye health, but this may or may not be true.