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The Benefits of Diagnosing an Eye Condition Early

It goes without saying that looking after your health is really important for a good quality of life. However, whilst people carefully monitor what they eat, how much alcohol they consume and how much exercise they do, one area of health that is often neglected is eye health. A lot of people only really start to seriously look after their eyes once they start to get problems, rather than monitor them in the way they do with other areas of health. The big problem with this approach is that the longer an eye condition goes undiagnosed and untreated, the worse the condition will get and the symptoms are often irreversible if detected late.

Regular eye examinations can have life-changing benefits if an eye condition is diagnosed early, as more can be done to prevent the condition from worsening.

As well as being able to examine your eyes on a regular basis, discussing your eye care with eye specialists will enable you to make any necessary lifestyle changes that may impact your eye health. For example, smoking has a significant impact on your eye health. According to All About Vision, smoking doubles the chances of developing cataracts, which is the leading cause of blindness in the world.


Why innovative eye examination technology can preserve your eyesight

The type of eye test that you have is also important in diagnosing specific eye conditions. For example, Buchanan Optometrists invest in the most innovative eye care technology, meaning that the examinations that they offer will be able to detect eye conditions well before other types of eye tests would. In fact, the advanced 4D GMPE scanning examinations for Glaucoma can detect the condition up to eight years earlier than regular eye tests. As you can imagine, having treatment this much earlier will be very effective in preventing loss of sight, so choosing a high-quality optometrist that is able to offer the latest in eye care technology is key to preserving your eyesight.


Other health benefits of eye examinations

Eye examinations can also identify other significant health problems as well as eye conditions, as optometrists look at the blood vessels and other areas of your eyes that can provide signs of a health issue such as diabetes. High blood pressure and high cholesterol can also be flagged during an eye examination, identifying health issues that you will need to see your GP about.

The real danger with eye health is that you are less likely to get noticeable symptoms until there is a big problem, so make sure that you get your eyes tested at least every two years (more often if you have certain medical conditions or a family history of eye problems). If you would like to book an appointment with Buchanan Optometrists who use the most advanced eye examination equipment, call 01634 757227.