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My Vision Hasn’t Changed, Why Do I Need an Eye Exam?

Since I am one of the first to answer the phone at Hunter Family Vision, I often hear things like, “Well I haven’t been seen in 5 years, but my vision is only now changing.” or even, “This is my first full eye exam other than school screenings, my vision has always been great.” It shows a great misconception about routine eye exams that we at Hunter Family Vision are striving to correct.

A routine eye exam is NOT just about your vision correction. Even if you see 20/20, or if your glasses or contacts prescription are still helping you see well, you can still benefit from your routine eye exam. Just like you don’t cancel your annual physical because you “feel fine,” you shouldn’t skip routine vision care because you “see fine.”

At Hunter Family Vision, your exam is more than just a vision check. Our doctors perform a comprehensive evaluation of the overall health of your eyes. There are multiple health issues that can impact vision, or even manifest in your eyes. Routine vision checks can discover early signs of macular degeneration, diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, and even thyroid issues. Finding these things early can make a big difference in managing and correcting them, as well as protecting yourself from loss of vision, often before symptoms even begin.

These days you have a wide selection of places to go to get your glasses prescription checked, but that is only a small part of routine vision care. Take control of your health, vision, and future by keeping up to date with routine eye exams.

Holly Hanks

Front Desk and Reporting Coordinator