General Health

One of the greatest advantages to maintaining a regular schedule of eye exams is that you have a much better chance of catching any anomalies that could impact your long-term eye health and vision. For instance, your optometrist can detect signs of glaucoma or cataracts early and help you slow their progression through proper care and treatment. However, what your optometrist learns through careful study of your eyes may help reveal more than just eye trouble.

According to the ADD Resource Center, over six million children between the ages of four and 17 have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The rate of diagnoses continues to increase every year, and an increasing percentage of children with the condition are being treated with medication. However, experts are also learning that many children who exhibit the same symptoms as ADD/ADHD can often attribute those symptoms to problems with their vision. Children who have trouble focusing don’t always need ADD/ADHD treatment, and those who do may still exhibit trouble concentrating if they're unable to see clearly.