Senior man examined by an ophthalmologist eye exam Like most people, you probably take your eyes for granted. After all, our eyesight is an invaluable asset, yet often we don’t give it the care it deserves.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of three common mistakes people make regarding eye care.

Please keep reading to find out what they are and how to avoid making them.

Not Wearing Protective Eyewear

Wearing protective eyewear is one of the easiest ways to protect your eyes from damage and injury.

This includes wearing safety glasses while at work or playing sports, sunglasses outdoors, and even safety goggles while doing home repairs or in other potentially hazardous situations.

Not wearing protective eyewear can lead to serious eye injuries that could affect your vision permanently or even cause blindness.

Not Knowing Your Family Eye History 

Knowing your family’s history of eye disease and conditions is crucial because many such as glaucoma, run in families.

Knowing if someone in your family has had any issues with their vision can help you understand if you are at risk for any eye diseases or conditions.

That’s why it’s imperative to get regular checkups with an optometrist to catch these issues early on before they become more serious or irreversible.

Skipping Regular Eye Exams 

Just like going to the dentist twice a year is essential for maintaining good oral health, going to the optometrist regularly is just as crucial for keeping your eyes healthy and seeing clearly.

Many eye-related conditions can be treated if caught early on, but this means scheduling regular exams with an optometrist who can detect any potential problems quickly before they worsen.

A baseline eye exam will help ensure that any vision changes are detected early on so that corrective measures can begin immediately, even if you don’t wear glasses.

Contact Us For A Consultation

Keeping your eyes healthy is our top priority at Kirk Eye Center. During your eye exam, we will determine what solution is best for your unique needs.

Call Kirk Eye Center today at 970-744-2566 to schedule an appointment. Throughout Northern Colorado, we serve patients in Loveland and Fort Collins

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