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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

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Why You Should Schedule One Today” – As we go about our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the importance of regular eye exams. We often take our eyesight for granted until we begin to experience problems. However, scheduling regular eye exams is vital for maintaining good eye health, and it should be a priority for everyone.

At EyeCare Group on Jasper Ave in Edmonton, our experienced eye doctors and optometrists are dedicated to helping you maintain optimal eye health. We offer a variety of eye exams, including diabetic eye exams, medical eye exams, contact lens exams, and more.

Why are regular eye exams so important?

Detecting Eye Diseases Early

Many eye diseases have no symptoms in the early stages, which makes regular eye exams even more important. Eye exams can help detect conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration before they become more severe and harder to treat.

Managing Chronic Health Conditions

If you have a chronic health condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, or multiple sclerosis, regular eye exams are critical. These conditions can increase your risk of developing eye diseases or complications, so frequent eye exams are essential.

Updating Your Eyeglasses Prescription

Your eyesight can change over time, so it’s important to have your prescription updated regularly. This is especially true if you wear contact lenses or glasses. Updating your prescription can improve your vision and help prevent eye strain or headaches.

Preventing Eye Injuries

Eye exams can also help identify potential hazards that could cause eye injuries, such as workplace hazards or sports-related risks. Identifying these risks early on can help you take preventive measures to protect your eyes.

Types of Eye Exams Offered at EyeCare Group

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye exams are a full evaluation of your eye health, including your vision, eye movements, and overall eye health. Our Edmonton optometrists will examine your eyes for signs of any eye diseases or conditions.

Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetic eye exams are essential for individuals with diabetes. This exam looks for signs of diabetic retinopathy, a condition that affects the blood vessels in the retina.

Medical Eye Exams

If you have an eye condition or a medical issue affecting your eyes, our medical eye exams can help diagnose and treat the problem.

Contact Lens Exams

When you wear contact lenses, a contact lens exam is required, because the lens fits directly on the eye, changing the prescription. EyeCare Group Optometrists will ensure that your prescription is up to date and that your lenses fit correctly.

At EyeCare Group, our team of experienced eye doctors and optometrists is dedicated to helping you maintain optimal eye health. We offer a variety of eye exams to meet your needs, and we are committed to providing personalized care and attention to each of our patients. Contact us today to schedule an eye exam appointment and take the first step towards maintaining healthy eyes for life.

Written by Kristiena Bobocel

Kristiena joined the Eye Care Group family business shortly after graduation while working on a degree in ophthalmics from NAIT. Over the years, Kristiena has worked in every aspect of the family business, from dispensing glasses and instructing contacts, to cutting and edging glasses and eventually taking on administrative duties.
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