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Just because you were confirmed to have 20/20 vision does not mean you no longer need routine eye exams. There are, in fact, a couple of important reasons why you should still schedule one with your local optometrist. Excel Eyecare OD PA, the leading specialist in LipiFlow® dry eye treatment, discusses some of these reasons here.

Eye Exams

  • Eye exams will confirm whether you still have 20/20 vision. The fact is that an eye exam is not a one-and-done thing. You still have to go at least once a year to ensure you still have perfect vision. One or both eyes may have changed slightly since your last assessment. With an eye exam, those changes can be detected early, which in turn, means you can promptly make the necessary adjustments to better compensate for them.

  • Constant exposure to electronic devices may call for it. The use of tablets or smartphones for extended periods can make your eyes tire easily. This may leave them feeling sore, watery, strained, or even blurry. If you are experiencing these symptoms–even if you have 2020 vision–you should schedule eye health exams more often to better determine how increased screen time is affecting your vision.

  • An exam allows for early diagnosis of a developing eye condition. The warning signs of a potential vision problem or eye disorder are not always noticeable. But with comprehensive eye exams from your trusted optometrist, you will be able to mitigate the issue–or have it treated–before it can worsen. Let us take glaucoma as an example. While this eye condition is common and often treatable, it still needs to be detected early to prevent nerve damage. The bottom line is you have to be conscientious about taking care of vision, and one of the simplest and most effective ways to do it is through routine eye exams.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Whether you need comprehensive eye exams or high-quality designer eyeglass frames, Excel Eyecare OD PA has you covered. With our exceptional eyecare solutions and services, we will help you maintain a lifetime of clearer and healthier vision. We serve the areas in and around Charlotte, NC. Call us today at (980) 319-1870 or fill out this request form to schedule your appointment.