Three clear reasons to see an eyecare professional

As many as 2.2 million Canadians are living with uncorrected vision, according to Essilor. If you’ve gone longer than two years without an eye examination, here are three reasons to book an appointment with an eyecare professional immediately.

Screen time strain. Research shows that 72 per cent of adults spend seven or more hours in front of three different electronic devices per day, and 90 per cent of them reported at least one eye-related problem linked to digital devices last year.

While it’s common to experience negative side-effects from excessive screen time, many of us put off getting an eye exam until it significantly impacts our ability to perform day-to-day activities. But with our eyes under constant strain from smartphones, tablets and computers, it’s now more important than ever to schedule a regular eye exam.

A window to your overall health. Did you know that a regular, comprehensive eye exam can lead to early detection of many health issues and illnesses, including diabetes, cancer, thyroid disease and even high blood pressure? Yes, your eyes provide a window to your overall health and taking care of them could be life-saving.

Your vision won’t correct itself. While a toothache will make most people sprint to their dentist, almost half of us admit that even significant vision issues — such as double vision, regular eye pain, blurred vision, dry eyes and headaches — aren’t motivation enough to book an eye exam. Considering that 75 per cent of vision loss can be treated or prevented through proper eyecare, including a routine examination, there is absolutely no reason to delay.

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