What is an eye exam and why is it important?
An eye examination is a series of tests performed by an ophthalmologist assessing vision Health care professionals often recommend that all people should have periodic and thorough eye examinations as part of routine primary care, especially since many eye diseases are asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms).
Eye examinations may detect:
• potentially treatable blinding eye diseases
• ocular manifestations of systemic disease,
• or signs of tumors or other anomalies of the brain.
Six ways to protect your eyes:
• Read in good light. Dim light won’t hurt your eyes but can tire them more quickly.
• If it bothers your eyes to watch television in a dark room, keep a light on.
• If you have glasses or contacts, use them. You won’t have to strain so hard to see.
• Use an antiglare filter on your computer monitor.
• Position the monitor so it’s at or just below eye level and a little farther away than you’d hold a book while reading.
• Take frequent breaks from whatever you’re doing to give your eye muscles a rest.
Promoting Good Eye Care
Poor vision and blindness have dire effects on individuals, families, and communities. These effects range from:
• A decrease in quality of life
• Increased mortality
• To large-scale economic consequences.
“Eye health and vision loss prevention are very important not only for senior citizens but also the young with so much computer usage nowadays. That’s why we have included it to complement the slate of comprehensive health checks under our trademark Head2Toe screening that is managed by a team of specialists ranging from radiologists, surgeons, ENT specialists, audiologists, pharmacists and nutritionists”
9 Signs You Need an Eye Check
1. Sudden Blurry Vision or Problems Focusing
2. Sudden appearance of visual disturbances such as floaters, flashes of light, or obstruction of vision
3. Gradual Blurring of Vision
5. Eye Pain or Eye Fatigue / Strain
7. Sensitivity to Light
8. An Eye Infection
9. If You Haven’t Had an Eye Exam in the Past Two Years
Often, people will experience symptoms of blurriness, headaches, and reduced visibility yet because they believe their condition is not severe, they delay an eye check.
However, as BP Eye Checks are included in the trademarked Head2Toe Package, patients need no longer sacrifice their health and standard of care. An even more common occurrence happens when people do not realize that they are living with reduced eye sight, but when given either corrective lenses or undergo surgery, are amazed at the results and increased quality of life.