Posted on February 19th, 2014 in Blog, Eye Health | No Comments »

Does Good Vision Equal Good Eye Health?


Can you see signs clearly and read without glasses? If so, you probably have good vision. But you don’t necessarily have good eye health.

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For many people, good vision means good eye health, but that may not always be the case. In addition to many sight-robbing diseases, a comprehensive eye exam by your Indiana optometrist can detect some forms of cancer as well as over 40 systemic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.

By 2020, The American Academy of Ophthalmology projects that 43 million Americans will be at risk for significant vision loss or blindness from age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration — an increase of more than 50 percent over the current number of Americans with these diseases. Despite the statistics, many Americans are more concerned about weight gain or back pain than they are vision loss.

An eye exam is essential to preserving your vision and keeping your eyes healthy. Visit one of Dr. Tavel’s 22 convenient locations. Don’t delay – schedule today!


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