Absolutely nothing! Believe it or not, you could possess razor-sharp, eagle-eye vision and still be susceptible to blinding eye diseases. I am an optometrist who received diagnoses of two distinct potentially blinding eye diseases, despite having vision that surpasses perfection. You might be wondering, how is that possible?
In my case, my eye disease exhibited no symptoms and primarily affected the peripheral region at the back of my eye. Consequently, if I had not undergone a comprehensive eye examination, it's highly likely that I would have experienced vision loss at some point. I am incredibly thankful to the physicians who diagnosed and treated my condition, allowing me to assist others now.
Numerous eye diseases often lead to substantial vision impairment. Some of these diseases include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and ocular strokes. However, there are other eye conditions with milder symptoms, such as glaucoma, dry eye, cataracts, and floaters.
The key takeaway from our discussion is that assessing your eye health by determining whether you can read the smallest line on an eye chart is entirely insufficient. Every individual benefits from an annual eye examination because eye diseases do not discriminate by age. Vision loss can occur at any time and to anyone.
If you haven't already had your eyes checked this year, please reach out to Caruso Eye Care and schedule your eye examination today, either online at carusoeyecare.com or by calling (561) 649-9898!