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Why is vision health so important?

As March is National “Save Your Vision” Month, we wanted to remind you why an exam is so much more than testing your eyesight. Read this post from VSP, then schedule your next appointment at this link.

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WHY IS VISION HEALTH SO IMPORTANT?
Your eyes not only affect how you see, but how you feel. Caring for your vision can lead to a better quality of life. Your eyesight impacts your performance at work, school, and home. When your vision health is at its best, you perform better in all aspects of your life. Not to mention, eye strain leads to headaches, fatigue, and other discomforts that keep you from feeling your best.
A Window to the Rest of Your Body
Did you know that a number of health conditions can be detected early by your eye doctor? An eye exam can detect conditions like diabetes, years before you show signs of the disease, allowing you to better manage health issues before they become a problem.
In addition to diabetes, annual eye exams can identify eye and general health conditions, such as:
•    Macular degeneration
•    Glaucoma
•    Diabetes
•    High blood pressure
•    High cholesterol
•    Multiple sclerosis
•    Risk of stroke
•    Risk of heart disease
You’re In Charge
The eye is controlled by muscles, just like many other parts of the body. So just like the rest of your body, your eye health is impacted by your lifestyle, including eating habits, regular exercise, and routine physical exams. Getting an annual eye exam is a very important part of maintaining your overall health!