When caught in time, there are many sight threatening diseases that can be caught and prevented. Even when common eye disorders go unnoticed too long, there are over 3 million Americans over 40 that would be considered completely blind or subject to a field of vision of 20 degrees or less. There are about 2.2 million Americans with glaucoma, representing about 2% of those 40 and older. By visiting an optomitrist regularly, you can insure that you have the best vision possible.
You should consider an eye exam every 2 years, or more frequently for African Americans that can have an even greater risk for certain vision issues. Whether you suffer from disorders of the eye or just need a checkup, it does not have to be