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5 Legitimate Reasons to NOT Skip Out on Annual Vision Exams

Regular comprehensive vision exams may not be on the top of most people’s list of important things to do. But they absolutely should be! In fact, getting your vision examined every year is one of the most important things you can do to protect your overall health and well-being.  While we feel that there are dozens of reasons why vision exams are essential, here are a few of the top reasons to visit us for an annual appointment.

Prescriptions Can Change

Vision can change over time, so annual vision exams help ensure that your prescription for glasses or contact lenses is up-to-date. Wearing an outdated prescription not only leads to discomfort, but can also contribute to eye strain, headaches, and can even worsen existing vision problems. Keeping your prescription current ensures that you are seeing the world clearly and comfortably.

Vision Exams Help Track Vision Changes Quickly

Comprehensive vision exams check your vision, the inner and outer parts of your eyes, and measure how well your eyes work together as a team. Even if the exam determines that no corrective measures are needed, the results serve as a baseline for future exams. Consistent vision exams can help us quickly recognize signs of a developing vision disorder, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, and can allow for early and more effective treatment. In essence, regular vision exams act as proactive checkpoints, enabling us to address vision changes promptly and help you to maintain optimal eye health.

Vision Exams can Reveal Signs of Dangerous Health Problems

Believe it or not, your eyes can provide valuable insights into your overall health. During an eye exam, we may identify signs of systemic health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Changes in the blood vessels, retina, or even the appearance of yellowish deposits in the eye can serve as early indicators of these conditions. Detecting and addressing these issues promptly can have a positive impact on your overall health.

Get Important Vision Questions Answered on a Regular Basis

At Family Vision Development Center, we are always happy to share our wealth of knowledge. We stay informed of the latest eyecare topics, the most current vision therapy treatment options and the latest in eyeglass and contact lens technology. It is important to have a true partner in maintaining your eye health, and we are here to help ensure that you have a reliable source of information when the need arises.

Preserve your Vision on a Long-Term Basis for Overall Quality of Life

Healthy vision is an essential component of daily life. When your vision suffers, everyday tasks can become more difficult.  In essence, clear vision is fundamental to our daily activities, from work to leisure. By addressing any vision issues promptly, you can maintain an optimal quality of life. Whether it’s reading a book, driving a car, or enjoying your favorite hobbies, proper vision is important. Yearly vision exams help ensure that you can continue to engage in these activities to the fullest extent possible.

Family Vision Development Center is here to help ensure your complete eye health with comprehensive vision services that range from eyeglasses and contacts to effective vision therapy programs, and even post-concussive visual rehabilitation following a head injury. But it all starts with the vision exams! Contact us today at 630-862-2020 to schedule your appointment and get started on a commitment to healthy vision for life.


Family Vision Development Center is a full-service vision center offering innovative vision therapy services, sports 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.