Annual optometry visits are important at every age.
One of the things that we find many people are not aware of regarding optometry is that all ages should seek out an optometrist, whether or not you are experiencing any vision concerns. At Vision Center of Lake Norman, we recommend scheduling an appointment annually just as you would for your regular health checkup. This is for several reasons, including the fact that eye health is not usually part of an annual physical, yet is just as important to protect.
It is important to seek out optometry services quite early in life as infants and young children who have vision issues can have developmental delays and struggle in school. A child doesn’t understand that they are not seeing things like they should because they do not have a reference point. To them, the fuzzy images are simply the way things are supposed to be. Continuing with optometry visits throughout school is critical, so they can handle the visual stress involved with classroom studies and homework. They could also see issues in their recreational activities in the Huntersville, North Carolina area if there is a vision or other eye health concern.
As you age, so do your eyes, and vision changes are not uncommon. Since they can happen slowly, you may not notice that you aren’t seeing as clearly as you once did. It is also important to have regular optometry visits to catch certain conditions early, such as glaucoma or cataracts.
Who Created the Eye Chart?
We’ve all seen them – the eye charts that are used at the eye doctor’s office to test our visual acuity. But just who created the eye chart? The most common eye chart you see in the eye doctor’s office today is named after Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen, who developed the chart in the 1860s. Over the years the chart has been updated and improved, but it has become an instantly recognizable feature in every vision office we find today.
If you have any questions related to optometry, we urge you to give us a call to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, Dr. Chuck Monson. He and our staff will make certain your visit is beneficial and you are at east from start to finish.