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August is National Eye Exam month. It is a great reminder to schedule your annual eye exam.

Your eye care professional can do a comprehensive eye exam to specifically look for any eye problems, especially those that have no warning signs. Glasses and contacts can correct common vision problems like near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and the over age 40 eye problem-presbyopia, which requires the use of “cheater” magnifying lens. Some eye diseases can cause permanent loss of vision so early detection can be helpful.

Our eyes are amazing structures. Did you know that our eyes contain 6 muscles which are some of the most active in the body?   We blink about 12 or more times a minutes. The cornea, which is the thin tissue covering the eye itself, can repair a scratch on the surface within 48 hours. Our eyes can also be helpful in diagnosing serious illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Your vision is too important to neglect , and should not be taken for granted. Help preserve your sight by making your annual eye exam appointment at Westfield Premier Physicians.  All ages are invited and encouraged!

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