Get Your Eyes Checked at 40

Get Your Eyes Checked at 40

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association recommend that all adults, even those without signs or risk factors for eye disease, get a baseline eye disease screening at age 40.

Why? Well, simply put, the earlier eye disease is diagnosed, the better the chance your vision will stay healthy as you age. Some common eye diseases can start to develop without any symptoms, and 40 is the age when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur. So even though your eyes may feel fine and your vision is good, take the time to schedule that screening at 40. Based on the results of the initial screening, your eye doctor will develop a schedule for follow-up exams.

Age-related eye diseases including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration are expected to dramatically increase — from 28 million today to 43 million by the year 2020. Left untreated, these diseases can cause serious vision loss and blindness. At the heart of this upsurge lie America’s 78 million baby boomers, who will increasingly face the effects of eye diseases as they get older.

It is important that you should see an eye doctor right away if you have symptoms of or risk factors for eye diseases such as diabetes, have high blood pressure, or a family history of eye disease.

Much like regular mammograms and diabetes screenings, eye disease screening will help identify signs of disease at an early stage, when many treatments can have the greatest impact.

The optometric physicians at Florida Eye Health are primary eye care providers who specialize in examination and diagnosis of eye diseases, vision conditions, testing for eyeglasses and contact lenses, and provide pre and post-operative care of surgery patients. You may schedule an appointment online or call one of our five convenient locations.

Our locations

Fort Myers
9617 Gulf Research Lane,
Fort Myers, FL 33912
PH: (239) 418-0999
Fax: (239) 418-0091
Cape Coral
3515 Del Prado Blvd. South, Suite 104
Cape Coral, FL 33904
PH: (239) 418-0999
2500 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples, FL 34103
PH: (239) 418-0999
Lehigh Acres
3020 Lee Blvd.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
PH: (239) 418-0999
Punta Gorda
109 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
PH: (239) 418-0999
Fax: (941)505-2024
North Naples
1201 Piper Blvd., #22
Naples FL 34110
PH: (239) 418-0999
South Naples
7075 Radio Rd
Naples FL 34104
PH: (239) 418-0999
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