Have you ever played those games where a person is blindfolded and has to try and catch the rest of the group? I am sure those games would have been fun, regardless of all those times you might have fallen over or hit some unexpected things! During those games it is quite easy to be dismissive about the fact that you have completely lost one of your senses and are relying on the rest to keep you going. Now imagine if every day were like that, where you had no way to see the things around you! This paints a very sad and dismal picture, doesn’t it?
Life without all the colors, without the rich sharpness and hues, is very hard to live. Even with all the amazing scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology, scientists have yet not been able to make a device similar to the eye! What we usually take for granted are sometimes the most precious things that we can ever have.
We shouldn’t need an article to advise us on going for an eye check-up. It is a simple thing and we should get it over with to take better care of our eyes. If you are not convinced let me make my case with the following reasons on why you should!
- Track Changes in Vision.
A person’s sight and ability to visualize doesn’t stay the same throughout their lifetime. Even with a healthy and balanced diet and exercise, there is always the possibility of something going wrong along the way. And that risk is exactly what a simple eye checkup reduces.
Even if one where to get your eyes checked once a year, allows your optometrist to track any changes going along. It better to be prepared than to wait for the worst to hit. So, it is definitely a good idea to keep up a tradition of annual meets with your favorite eye doctor.
- Early Detection of Diseases.
Nobody likes to be caught unprepared for any situation and definitely not in the eleventh hour. There are various diseases that are linked to loss in vision like glaucoma and high blood pressure. So, when you go for an eye checkup your ophthalmologist can diagnose any other possible issues. There are many cases where people ignore the symptoms and eventually end up worse than before.
Especially with eye related problems, it is harder to detect the onset of related health problems. But having a good check-up will only help in your cause of staying fit.
- Prevention of Further Problems.
High blood pressure or hypertension can cause your blood vessels and optic nerves to undergo high strain, eventually leading them to swell. This eventually causes them to burst, which ultimately causes loss of sight.
There is a lot to lose even with the simplest neglecting of symptoms. And that is the case with a large number of problems that revolve around the health of our eyes.
The best advice that one can get is that, prevention is better than cure. It is a great concept to follow when it comes to personal health.
- You Need Them for Everything!
The best way to find about your helplessness is by trying to do your daily tasks blindfolded. This task will show how much we are dependent on our eyes and how we take them for granted. Our day starts with their opening and ends with them closing!
From point A to point B, they are responsible for getting us anywhere anytime. It is amazing how we feel so dependent on them for our everyday tasks.
- You Only Get One Pair!
If you can see yourself as a one-eyed pirate, then you can probably be a little lax with your eye care. But for the rest, the only advice that can be given is to hurry up and get your eye checkup done at the earliest. And it would be prudent if you can make a regular habit of it, because almost everything in this world needs some kind of maintenance to keep performing at its peak levels.
I mean, this should be quite obvious, considering you have only one pair of them, and you need both of them for a natural vision.
This article should be more like a wake-up call to your inner self to start working for yourself.