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5 Common Excuses for Neglecting a Vision Exam

Proper vision care is extremely important for maintaining the health of your eyes.  So why is it so hard to get some people to commit to a vision exam on an annual basis?  There are a lot of excuses out there, but they are not valid!  Here are some of the most common reasons people give for delaying their vision exam – and why they just don’t make sense.

A vision exam is not necessary

A common misconception is that if you don’t have a noticeable or bothersome vision impairment, there is no need to see an eye doctor. But everyone should understand that getting a regular vision exam is much more than just getting fitted for glasses.  In fact, it’s one of the most important ways to ensure the overall health of your eyes.

Regular comprehensive vision exams can often detect changes to your vision over time, allowing us to diagnose any possible vision issues right away. In many cases, treatment options are more effective the earlier they begin. Therefore, an early diagnosis of a vision disorder could make a big difference in the overall treatment results.  Additionally, vision exams can indicate signs of other health disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, thyroid disease, high blood pressure and more.

It’s not safe to go to the eye doctor’s office

When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged, many businesses were forced to temporarily close or severely limit their operations. However, even as people have started returning to their pre-pandemic routines, some safety concerns may continue to linger. You can be assured that we take your health and safety very seriously.  We follow all appropriate health guidelines and take the necessary precautions in order to keep you safe while providing the highest quality care.

You don’t want to wear glasses

Some people may be concerned that if they have a vision exam, the eye doctor might actually discover a problem. And that could mean the possibility of wearing glasses. However, this should definitely not be a discouragement that keeps you from getting the proper eye care.  We carry a very large selection of designer frames in a variety of shapes and colors. So most people are able to pick out glasses that look great on their face.  And of course, for those who are completely opposed to glasses, they can explore the option of contact lenses, which also come in a variety of styles to match a range of lifestyles.

You don’t have vision insurance

While it is common to choose your medical visits and procedures based on your insurance coverage, that is not always necessary when it comes to vision care. In fact, even without vision coverage, a vision exam can still be very affordable. We will work with patients who do not have insurance coverage to offer convenient financing options if needed. Vision care is important so we do everything we can to ensure that quality, affordable care is available to all of our patients.

You don’t have time for vision exam

This is one of the most frustrating reasons people give for not making an appointment for a vision exam.  The truth is, no matter how busy your schedule may seem, there is always room for something that is this important.  Your vision is one of the most precious gifts you have and this is a very easy way to care for it.  Proper vision can make such a difference in daily life, for both kids and adults.  Almost everything we do is affected by our vision. So making the time for that annual vision exam will help to ensure a lifetime of healthy vision.

People need to realize the importance of proper vision care and stop making excuses to avoid it.  The compassionate, professional team at Family Vision Development Center is dedicated to providing excellent vision care, through a wide range of services, to our patients of all ages, and we encourage everyone to schedule their vision exams regularly to maintain long-term healthy vision.  Contact us at 630-862-2020 to make your appointment today!


Family Vision Development Center is a full-service vision center offering innovative vision therapy services, post-concussive vision rehabilitation, comprehensive vision exams for eyeglasses and contact lenses, management of ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and cataracts, and a state-of-the-art optical center offering the latest designs in eyewear.