The Importance of Eye Care
According to the National Eye Institute, 60 percent of all adults in the U.S. have never had an eye examination because they did not think they had an eye problem. But the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 61 million American adults are at risk for serious eye disease.
It is important to establish good eye care habits early and to follow them throughout your life. We’re here to help you keep your life in focus! The eye doctors and professional staff at 20/20 Image Eye Centers are an important resource for you when it comes to the care of your eyes. Our welcoming and friendly team is at your service so that you can maintain strong, healthy eyes.
Eye Health Through the Years
Good eye care starts at a young age, with regular childhood eye exams that can identify hereditary vision issues or developing eye conditions. Catching and correcting vision problems (such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism) early can help to avoid long-term damage and reduced visual acuity.
As we age, the lenses in our eyes thicken and harden. As a result, many people lose the ability to focus up close, which is also known as presbyopia. Corrective action may be as simple as reading glasses or mild prescriptive lenses. If you have not had a comprehensive eye exam by the time you are in your early 40s, what’s keeping you?
When approaching our fifth decade, further hardening and thickening of the lenses of our eyes may require stronger corrective lenses, including bifocals or progressive lenses. This is also the time when our eyes may run a higher risk of diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration.
As our eyesight further weakens in our later years, additional corrective actions may become necessary. These may include cataract surgery, strong eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions, or glaucoma surgery.
The eye doctors of 20/20 Image Eye Centers will be with you every step of the way, caring for your eyes with professionalism, compassion and an understanding of how eyesight impacts all aspects of your life.
Start Your Path to Healthier Eyes with an Eye Exam
Healthier eyes and improved vision start here, with an eye exam at one of our 20/20 Image Eye Centers offices in Chandler, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Scottsdale or Tempe. Call to schedule an eye exam with your local Optometrist today. We’re here to help you keep your life in focus!