What items are you putting on your gratitude list during this Thanksgiving season? Whether you write a list or share something you are thankful for while sitting with family at the dinner table, it’s a good time to reflect on everything you have in your life.
Looking around at your home, family, and friends reminds you to be thankful for your eyesight. Many people take their vision for granted until their eyes start to change, and it becomes harder and harder to see.
Don’t take your eyes for granted! One way to protect your eyes and maintain the best vision possible is by staying consistent with regular eye exams.
Even if your eyesight seems to be fine, don’t skip your regular eye examination. Ensure that your vision is high on your priority list when caring for your health. Not only are eye exams important to help with vision correction (using glasses or contacts), but these appointments are also the ideal time to see if there are any warning signs of eye diseases.
The truth is that many eye diseases are preventable. If you catch the earliest signs of the disease, treatments can be used to stop the progression or even reverse the disease. But if eye diseases are left untreated, they can result in serious consequences in the future.
For example, eye diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma can be treated effectively – and even prevented – when discovered in the earliest stages. However, these eye diseases will cause vision loss and irreversible damage if they progress.
Regular eye exams look for the early signs of eye disease, giving you a better chance of protecting your eyes and maintaining the best vision possible.
In addition to scheduling regular eye examinations, be proactive about protecting your eyes throughout the year. Always wear protective glasses if you are participating in a contact sport or a hobby that could affect your eyes. When you are spending time outside in the sun, use sunglasses with UV protection, because UV rays can increase the risk of certain eye diseases.
As you count your blessings this year, be thankful for your healthy eyes. If it’s time to schedule an eye exam, we invite you to reach out to our team for an appointment. Contact us at Temecula Creek Optometry for more information about available eyecare services: (951) 302 -1331.