The Importance of Eye Care and Checkups for New Smyrna Beach Residents
Whether or not you're among the millions of people who wear glasses or contacts, it's easy to forget about making regular eye doctor appointments. But, just like going in for checkups with your general practitioner and your dentist, getting your eyes examined on a regular basis is integral to your overall health. That's why at Beach Vision, we encourage people of all ages in New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet, Edgewater, and the surrounding Volusia County area to come in for annual checkups and specialized appointments as needed.
Keep reading to learn more about eye care and why making regular checkups with an experienced eye doctor is so critical to your health.
Optometry Isn't Just about Corrective Lenses
It's a common misconception that an optometrist is only there to check vision quality and provide people with glasses or contacts. However, eye care extends much further than that. With our optometrist, Dr. Charles D. Register, we are working to identify and correct problems of all kinds in order to not only prevent more serious issues but also to give our patients better eyesight and quality of life.
People of all ages should get yearly optometry checkups, while those with underlying issues or with corrected vision may need more care. Just as with other kinds of health problems, eye issues that start minor can develop into severe complications over time. This is especially true with eye diseases as most develop very subtly and may display few to no symptoms.
For example, the conditions listed below usually occur unnoticeably. Nevertheless, early treatment is crucial to prevent permanent vision loss or even more serious health risks:
- Diabetic retinopathy (eye blood vessel damage)
- Macular degeneration
If you notice any symptoms like decreased visions, "floating" particles, ocular pain, redness, double vision, shadows, etc., the time to make an optometry appointment is now. Don't wait until conditions worsen.
Other Ways Your Optometrist Can Help You
Even if you don't have a vision or ocular health issues, seeing an eye doctor can help you in a variety of other ways. Perhaps you experience eye strain from staring at a computer all day, for example, or maybe you are blinking in the sun frequently. At Beach Vision, we offer a wide range of optometry services, including computer lenses and polarized sunglasses, to patients throughout Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, and beyond.
Get in touch with us today by calling 386-423-7788 to make an appointment for an eye exam.