Eye health is not always at the top of anyone’s mind here in the Triangle. Yet it is important for Raleigh and Durham residents to make it a top priority. Eyes are often considered the most important of the five senses. The human eye is in constant use, from the minute we awaken in the morning to the time we go to bed.
Yet a 2010 survey quoted in the New York Times observed that “only a small minority of those most at risk get the yearly eye exams (needed) that could detect a vision problem and prevent, delay or even reverse its progression.”
Park Ophthalmology offers three reasons to invest in annual eye exams:
- Seeing clearly — Annual eye exams with Beth R. Friedland M.D. offer the opportunity to make sure everything is in focus for vision health. Eye correction prescriptions often change from year to year, based on many factors. Sometimes these changes occur too gradually to notice differences until patients put on the new pair of glasses or contacts.
- Prevention is the best cure. Opthalmologist Dr. Beth Friedland checks eyes carefully each year for several health issues in an effort to prevent problems and catch changes as soon as possible. When caught early, eye health problems such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and eye cancer are much easier to manage and treat; meaning Raleigh and Durham residents have a greater chance of keeping their eyesight — and their overall health. Eye health can also be an major indicator for other related conditions, such as heart disease.
- Disease Management. “Fully 86 % of those who already have eye disease do not get routine exams,” the New York Times survey said. It is important to remember that regular eye checkups are key indicators for managing other chronic conditions such as diabetes.
Seeing is believing!
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Park Ophthalmology welcomes patients from all areas of the Triangle and offers a wide variety of specialized services including surgery for diseases of the eye, vision examinations, eye safety information, sports medicine protective eye wear and counseling, contact lenses and evaluation, and all types of ocular diagnosis and treatment. Many types of surgery are available, including cataract and laser surgery. We are here for you and your eye and overall health. Give us a call today!
This article about eye health is brought to you by the professional team atPark Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.
The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.
5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)
Durham, NC 27713
Office: 919 544 5375
Fax: 919 544 5829
Park Ophthalmology North
6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27615
919 846 6915