According to the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, many Americans are skipping the eye doctor, optometrist or ophthalmologist. In a 2011 study involving over 11,500 adults, 35% admitted to avoiding the eye doctor because they felt they didn’t need professional eye care, while 39.8% cited cost or a lack of health insurance.
When was your Last Eye Exam?
It is important to have your eyes examined regularly, even if you believe you have healthy vision. A person with undiagnosed glaucoma can lose as much as 40% of their vision before even noticing any vision loss. Scary, isn’t it. What’s even scarier is that more than half of the 2.2 million Americans affected by glaucoma are unaware they even have the eye disease and once a person begins to lose their vision, the damage is irreversible. This is why the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that adults, ages 18-60, have their eyes examined every two years, while adults older than 60 have their eyes examined annually.
Schedule an Eye Exam at Anne Arundel Eye Center
Located in Annapolis, Maryland, Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC) is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases. Not only does AAEC offer a wide range of advanced procedures to improve and preserve your vision, but board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles is passionate about further educating patients and their families about the eye disease they are afflicted with.
“I treat my patients the way I want to be treated when I see a doctor,” said Dr. Boles.
If you have any questions about the Benefits of Eye Exams or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today.
For more eye care advice and information, please take a look at our previous blog posts.