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Have You Had an Eye Exam Recently?

When we have eyes that are in good condition, we sometimes forget about the importance of a routine eye examination. However, early diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is crucial to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with an annual eye exam.

Many eye and vision problems are a-symptomatic. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can book a thorough optical exam at our Ramsey, NJ office, with our highly-trained optometry staff. Our Ramsey office uses cutting-edge technology to provide you with a complete eye exam.

Unfortunately, more than three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, the leading cause of vision loss but only 50% of them realize this. Glaucoma is sometimes called ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can cause substantial harm without any signs. The majority of adult Americans fail to use corrective lenses and don't get comprehensive eye exams, therefore putting their eyes at substantial danger.

Findings show that many Americans lack knowledge about the truth about glaucoma. In a survey, the American Optometric Association determined that 67% of Americans think glaucoma is preventable. In truth the disease cannot be prevented, though it is treatable if caught during the beginning phases, which makes preemptive examination much more important. Early diagnosis and treatment are also crucial for preventing the damaging symptoms of conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts.

Early eye disease screening should be on your check list. Be sure to set up regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to ensure your vision and eye health for years to come.