When it comes to your annual eye exam, you may think skipping it is no big deal. After all, you already have your prescription glasses and eye contacts and use them to improve your vision. Although it's good to have these products that work well at correcting your vision, your annual eye exams are still important to attend for several reasons. If you don't take the time to go to them, you could miss the chance to learn information that may benefit your health in the future.
Despite how heavily reliant people are on their vision, eye problems tend to be underrated until one experiences either extreme discomfort or recurring inconveniences. For instance, while numerous people require prescription glasses for vision correction, not many people will visit an optometrist until their deteriorating vision affects their quality of life. Thus, it is not surprising that when it comes to eye conditions, for example, glaucoma, some people assume this is an issue that solely affects seniors and, as such, they should not be worried about getting eye exams.