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The Importance of Early Eye Disease Diagnosis

For those of us blessed with eyes that are in good condition, we sometimes forget about the importance of a routine eye exam. However, timely diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is crucial to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. And all it requires is a yearly eye test.

Numerous eye and vision ailments have no apparent warning signs. Consequently, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Call to schedule a complete optical exam at our Olathe, KS office, where our highly-trained optometry team provides service suited to the needs of each patient. Our Olathe office employs cutting-edge equipment to provide you with a thorough examination.

Unfortunately, more than three million Americans have glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness but only half of them realize this. Glaucoma is often called ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can strike absent of forewarning. Nearly two-thirds of adult Americans don't use visual aids and don't schedule regular eye exams, therefore leaving their eyes at great risk.

Findings show that many Americans are uneducated about the actual severity of glaucoma. In a recent poll, the American Optometric Association found that well over half of Americans think glaucoma is preventable. In reality the sight-stealing disease cannot be prevented, while it can be treated if recognized close to the onset of the disease, making early detection much more crucial. Early detection and treatment are also necessary for thwarting the devastating symptoms of diseases including macular degeneration or cataracts.

Routine eye examinations to screen for eye and vision problems should be a priority. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local optometrist to keep up your vision and eye health for many long years.