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Why should I get my eyes checked?

Many people believe that as long as they are seeing clearly, their vision is 20/20, or that there’s nothing wrong with their eyes. While this outlook is understandable, it can be dangerous.

Here are three reasons why you should consider getting an eye check up.

There's a difference between an eye check up and a vision screening

Vision screenings are usually performed by an optometrist to measure the clarity and sharpness of your vision. This is great to know your eye grade, but a vision screening is not meant to know the overall health of your eyes.

A comprehensive eye exam is performed by both an optometrist and an ophthalmologist to not only ensure your eye grade is accurate, but also that your eyes are clear from any possible health issues.

Helps kids succeed in school and perform better in life

Succeeding in reading, learning, and developing other skills depend on a good vision and properly functioning eyes. But since kids lack the life experience to know if they're vision is clear, getting them to undergo regular complete eye exams will help ensure they see properly thus ensuring better performance in school and other activities like sports and music. Regular complete eye exams also help detect eye diseases early on and ensure your kid maintains a healthy vision well into adulthood. Read more about when kids can get their eyes checked here.

To help identify other serious health problems

More than just a "window to our soul," our eyes are often a very reliable window to our overall health. The condition of your retina's blood vessels can signal to other serious health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and even Alzheimer's disease.

Even with 20/20 vision, regular check ups with an eye doctor is the best way to ensure your risk for vision problems and eye disease is properly assessed.

Specialty eye clinics like EyeSite Mandaluyong focus on and advocate for the Filipino’s overall eye health. With the promise of #SerbisyongSulit #AlagangMaaasahan, EyeSite provides cost-effective services that include general ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, and optical retail.

To schedule an appointment with an eye doctor, give us a call at (0966) 9501-464 or visit us by pining EyeSite Mandaluyong on Waze or Google Maps.

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