It has been said that eyes
are the window to the soul. It's also been said that eye sight is the most desired of the five senses. In fact, many people say that they would rather give up other senses before eye sight. Eyes
are the most important sensory organ among all other sensory organs because it gives us a gift of sight, to view, analyze and memorize the beautiful world. They are the gateways to the world of colors and scenic beauty of our world. Eyes
are one's first connection into this world. They are the primary source of cognition. The eyes
are highly sensitive organ, even a normal soapy water brings tears to this highly sensitive organ. With such a great importance and emphasis on eyesight, then why do people routinely put off annual or bi-annual eye exams? Interestingly, it seems as though scheduling a visit to the doctor's office or even the dentist's office has a higher probability of happening than a visit to the optometrist's office.
In addition to being checked for near sightedness
, far sightedness
, contact lenses
, reading glasses and other common things that most people associate with an eye doctor, cataracts
are some common eye diseases that will be checked for in your EyeExam. As with any other ailment, early detection is the best course of action, thus visiting your eye doctor on a regular basis is optimal.
Centerville Eye Doctor
, Dr. Pedrotti, states, "getting a regular eye exam is an important component of your overall eye health
plan. The eyes are the only part of the body that allow a doctor to view the blood vessels without performing an invasive procedure. It is this ability to view the blood vessels that gives eye doctors the capability of diagnosing potential diseases in the body, above and beyond eye problems."
Additionally, as people age, their eyesight undergoes changes. Physical aging and this changing of vision is yet another reason to have your eyes checked. For example, many individuals find that their eye sight begins to change in their 40s to the point that they have difficulty reading small print. Another example would be for professionals that spend an enormous amount of time in front of a computer. This constant strain on the eyes
may ultimately require these professionals to get a pair of computer glasses to reduce computer vision syndrome.