Why get an eye exam at least once a year?

Getting an annual eye exam is the most important factor in maintaining your eyesight. Even if you know that your vision is perfect, you still have many benefits to gain from undergoing this examination.

Caution for Better Vision


If the changes in your vision happen not abruptly, your brain can often adapt to these changes. That means you may not even notice you need a new prescription, and wearing the wrong glasses for a long time can cause a number of problems, including eye strain, headaches, dizziness etc․.

Control and Care for Better General Health

In addition, your eyes reflect your body in a unique way. So, when performing a comprehensive eye exam, an ophthalmologist can often spot signs of potentially serious health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, autoimmune conditions, thyroid disease, and even neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Having an eye examination at least once a year is a perfect way to identify these problems right in time and avoid serious complications by preventing them.

Safety of eye health

Another important fact is that many common eye diseases do not show any noticeable symptoms in the early stages, which creates a risk that they will not be diagnosed and treated in time. However, an eye doctor can often detect these conditions during a dilated eye exam. Dilating the pupil allows for a much more complete view of the eye's internal structures, therefore diagnosing and treating a wide range of eye diseases and disorders.

In the "V. Avagyan" Medical Center's Excimer-laser eye microsurgery clinic you can always find the best care from leading specialists. So, if you've missed your annual eye exam this year, get in touch and fill your gap to have better health and eyesight.

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