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The Importance of Early Eye Disease Detection

For those of us with healthy eyes, it's easy to forget about the importance of taking preventative action namely, an optical exam. However, timely detection of eye disease is necessary to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with a yearly eye test.

A significant number of eye and vision diseases are a-symptomatic. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can schedule a comprehensive optical exam at our office in Bloomington, IL , with our experienced optometric team. Our Bloomington practice employs the latest technology ensuring a thorough eye exam.

Glaucoma is the main cause of vision loss, affecting over three million Americans. Frequently referred to as ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can cause significant damage absent of symptoms. The majority of adults in America fail to use visual aids and don't get regular eye exams, thus leaving their eyes at substantial risk.

To make matters worse, many Americans are completely uninformed about the seriousness of glaucoma. In a study, the American Optometric Association reported that two-thirds of Americans think glaucoma can be prevented. In reality the disease cannot be prevented, though it is treatable if caught during the beginning phases, making early detection all the more crucial. Early detection is also critical for thwarting the harmful outcomes of additional diseases including macular degeneration or cataracts.

Early eye disease screening should be on your to-do list. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to maintain your vision and eye health for many long years.