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Have You Had a Routine Eye Exam Recently?

For those of us who have healthy eyes, it's normal to overlook the importance of a routine eye exam. However, early diagnosis of eye disease is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it takes is an eye exam.

Numerous optical problems are a-symptomatic. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Call to schedule a complete eye examination at our Tucson office, with our experienced optometry staff. Our Tucson practice uses the latest equipment to provide you with a thorough examination.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness, resulting in loss of sight for over three million Americans. Often nicknamed ''the sneak thief of sight'', glaucoma can cause significant damage absent of symptoms. Nearly two-thirds of adult Americans fail to use visual aids and don't schedule regular eye exams, thus leaving their eyes at great risk.

Research shows that many Americans lack knowledge about the truth about glaucoma. In a study, the American Optometric Association reported that well over half of Americans think glaucoma is preventable. In reality the sight-stealing disease is unpreventable, although it can be treated if recognized close to the onset of the disease, making regular examination even more critical. Early detection is also crucial for halting the devastating effects of additional diseases such as macular degeneration or cataracts.

Routine eye and vision examinations to screen for eye and vision problems should be a priority. Be sure to schedule regular eye exams with your local eye doctor in order to ensure healthy eyes for many long years.