Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Their Eyes

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Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Their Eyes

Your eyes are one of the most important sense organs of a human body. We depend on our eyes to carry out several of our day to day activities. Studies have also proved that we perceive up to eighty percent of all impressions by means of our sight, which makes caring for our eyes an absolute necessity.

Unfortunately, most of us take our eyes for granted and don’t care for them until the day our eyesight isn’t crystal clear anymore. To help you avoid downplaying the importance of our eyes and ensure your vision is at its impeccable best, here’s a list of three of the most common eye-care mistakes that people make, that you should avoid.

1. Not checking your eyes regularly. Patients do not get their eyes checked periodically as they feel their vision seems to be normal. Unfortunately, some eye conditions such as glaucoma, may not directly affect vision at the early stage. Most young patients (under 20 years of age) should check annually. Older adults should check their eyes at least once every two years. However, if there are health conditions, frequencies of getting your eyes checked may vary.

2. Undergoing a surgery without knowing all your options. Patients proceed for various surgeries without knowing all their options or understanding what the procedures entail. This is a common problem that arises as their doctor does not provide adequate education to their patients.

3. Not knowing the urgency of the eye problem. Patients often wait too long to seek help when their eyes are affected. They feel the problem is not urgent or may improve over time. However, if you ever feel like you have an issue with your eyes or vision, you should always seek consultation as soon as possible.

To get your eyes examined by an expert optometrist, reach out to Dr. Dickson Liu. I have received extensive training in diagnosing and treating eye diseases while completing my internship and training at the South Boston Community Clinic in Boston, as well as externships at the Fresno Veteran Hospital in California and Salt Lake City in Utah. To learn more about services I provide, please click here. If you have any questions, get in touch with me by clicking here.