The eyes are the windows to the soul. This is an expression I am sure most of you are familiar with. Just like windows, your eyes work two ways. When we look into someone’s eyes, we can see their emotions, but our eyes also allow us to visually process the world around us. Our sense of sight helps us connect with our surroundings and keep us safe.

The human eye is a wondrous design and sight isn’t something we should ever take for granted. Just think about how much your eyes work from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep. That’s why taking care of our eyes is so important.

Annual eye examinations are essential in order to ensure that your eyes stay healthy. Aside from providing you with visual correction like glasses or contact lenses, an eye exam offers visibility into other healthcare concerns. Not only will it help your optometrist identify eye health issues such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration pre-emptively, but it can also help with the diagnosis of other concerns such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even brain tumours.

If your last eye examination was more than a year ago, you should get your eyes tested by a professional optometrist, sooner than later. The eyes you have will be yours forever, so take good care of them.

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