The Importance of Eye Examinations for Your Vision
Sight is one of the most important senses – we all rely on our eyes to function daily. With recent increasing usage in mobile devices, digital screens and more, it’s even more important for us to take care of our eyes. Just ask yourself; when was the last time you took an eye exam? The older we get, the more important it is to take care of our vision. To have optimum vision, our eyes need to be checked regularly.
At Your Eye Guardian, we provide comprehensive eye screening examinations to all our customers to check their eye health. Conducting eye examinations are the first step to detecting potential eye conditions that can signal health conditions such as high blood pressure or glaucoma that need immediate medical attention. Our team of optometrists carry out a series of eye tests to check for any vision changes, eye muscle function or other eye problems that can result in vision loss. Besides that, we can also help you check on your colour vision, which is definitely helpful for those who are unsure if they are suffering from any form of colour blindness.
Lower Health Risks with An Eye Examination
Great eye health means great health in general! By going for regular eye checkups, you potentially lower the risk factors of contracting eye diseases that optometrists can help you easily resolve through early detection.
DID YOU KNOW?: According to the Singapore Eye Research Institute, approximately 17,500 Singaporeans have experienced vision loss in 2015.
The risk factors of irregular eye check-ups include
A lifelong eye condition that can result in serious complications, low vision and even blindness as early as mid-adulthood. In Singapore, approximately 83% of children are myopic.
An age-related eye disorder that results in damaging sharp and central vision. Affects the ability to see fine details such as reading and driving. Usually causes visual impairment for those aged 65 and above.
A common complication experienced by people with diabetes. Causes progress damage to the blood vessels of the retina. Can affect both eyes. If you have a family history of diabetes, do look out for this risk!
A group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve that is extremely vital for good vision. Caused by abnormally high pressure in the eye. One of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. Vision loss to glaucoma is permanent.
A clouding of the eye’s lens and is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataract can occur at any age, even at birth and can be caused by several factors.
Our team at Your Eye Guardian helps you look out for these eye diseases through our comprehensive eye exams by using the best equipment available to check for any pre-existing eye conditions that may signify signs of visual changes. We look at your family history to understand any health conditions and provide advice to take care of your eyes better. Through our eye screening tests, we help our customers detect the early stages of disease development to prevent further damage to your eyesight.