- posted: Feb. 09, 2022
Just take a moment to think about how much you rely on your eyes in order to work, play, and live. As the rest of your body changes as you age, so do your eyes. We here with Edward Bancroft, OD at Anchorage and Palmer Vision Clinic in Palmer, AK, know why it’s so important to get that annual eye exam from an optometrist.
Exams Detect Diseases Before Any Symptoms Show
Eye diseases like glaucoma that can cause you to go blind do not show any early warning signs until they are advanced. However, they do make slight changes in the structure of the eyes which can be detected by an eye doctor or optometrist. Changes in the eyes also appear in diabetes and high blood pressure before you are ever aware that you have the problems.
Kids Often Do Not Tell You if They Have Vision Problems
If you think your child will tell you if he or she is not seeing well, think again. Most children do not realize that how they see is any different from how anyone else sees. They can assume that since they see a certain way, everyone else does, too, so how they see must be normal. Kids rely on their vision not only to learn at school, but to learn how to behave and interact with others. Therefore, it is important to get AK treatment if possible.
You Get Answers to Your Family Eye Care Questions
There could be misinformation about family eye care out there. During your annual eye exam, you can get valuable information from our eye doctor. For example, you can find out if your astigmatism can be helped by AK treatment.
Contact Us for an Eye Exam Today
Getting annual eye exams for eye problems is important. If you live near Edward Bancroft, OD in Anchorage, AK, contact us at (907) 562-2020, or if you live in Palmer, AK, contact Palmer Vision Clinic at (907) 745-4373 to make an appointment today.