The Importance of An Annual Eye Exam

This week, WLTX interviewed Dr. Jeremy Crisp of Lexington Family Practice Northeast, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, about the importance of an annual eye exam.

From genetics to our electronic habits, there are a lot of factors that may affect our eyesight.

Seeing a physician about your eyesight regularly can help to identify problems and prevent future issues.

Here’s an excerpt of the doctor’s advice from the report.

One of the reasons why an annual eye exam is important as we age is because eyesight becomes a safety issue, especially while performing daily tasks such as driving.

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Staring at a computer screen all day for work or using electronic tablets too much can harm our eyes – and make them dry. It’s important to take breaks from screen time often during the day to give your eyes a rest.

People who have high blood pressure and diabetes have an increased of damage to the retina in the eye. And, after the age of 40, the risk of glaucoma or cateracts increases. Seeing your physician regularly can help prevent complications in the future.

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