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The Importance of Early Eye Disease Detection

For those of us blessed with healthy eyes, we might overlook the importance of a routine eye exam. However, timely diagnosis of eye disease is critical to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. And all it requires is a simple eye test.

A significant number of optical diseases don't have any apparent signs. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. You can book a thorough optical examination at our Fayetteville, NC office, with our experienced optometry staff. Our Fayetteville office employs cutting-edge equipment to provide you with a complete examination.

Glaucoma affects more than three million Americans as the number one cause of vision loss. Glaucoma is sometimes called ''the sneak thief of sight'' because it can cause significant harm absent of signs. Most adults in America fail to use eye glasses or contacts and don't schedule comprehensive eye exams, therefore leaving their eyes at substantial risk.

Even worse, many Americans lack knowledge about the facts about glaucoma. In a survey, the American Optometric Association determined that 67% of Americans believe glaucoma can be prevented. In actuality the disease cannot be prevented, though it can be treated if diagnosed during the beginning phases, making early detection much more critical. Early diagnosis is also necessary for halting the damaging results of other eye conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts.

Early eye disease screening should be a priority. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local optometrist to maintain your vision and eye health for many long years.