There are lots of things that you do on an annual basis.  You schedule an annual exam with your doctor.  You and your family go to your favorite vacation spot.  Maybe you even have your favorite annual sale marked down so you never miss a discount.

But what about an annual eye exam?

The health benefits of a yearly eye exam cannot be overstated.  Much like with a doctor’s appointment or the dentist, a yearly eye exam can help identify potential problems and provide you with life-saving preventative care.  With yearly eye exams, your ophthalmologist can make note of any potential eye diseases and track them in the years to come.

That way, if any dangerous eye diseases show signs of emerging, your ophthalmologist can preserve your vision with the best preventative care.

Yearly eye exams play a crucial role in identifying and treating some of the most dangerous eye diseases, including:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • And more

While the list could certainly go on, the above eye diseases can be so debilitating that they can cause permanent blindness if left unchecked.  Without yearly eye exams, it might be too late to prevent damage occurring to otherwise healthy vision.

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, yearly eye exams make it possible for you to enjoy the most up-to-date vision possible.  Annual exams allow your ophthalmologist to track changes in your vision, as well as identify if these vision changes are signs of anything more serious.

To learn more about why you should keep up annual (and lifesaving!) eye exams, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths at NewView Eye Center in Reston, Virginia.  Dr. Griffiths can provide you with lifesaving annual examinations and key advice that will keep your eyes healthy and happy.

NewView Eye Center also serves the greater Washington, DC areas.