Eye Care and Check-Ups

Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, "285 million people worldwide have a visual impairment of which 246 million are considered blind or visually impaired?" That's a lot of people. A big part of preventing visual impairment and blindness is getting regular eye checkups. We would like to discuss the importance of eye care and checkups and why it’s so important to get them done regularly at Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield.

Catching Problems Early

As we age, our risk of developing vision problems increases. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, "more than half of Americans aged 65 and older have cataracts and age-related macular degeneration affects more than 11 million Americans." These are just two conditions that can lead to vision loss, but there are many others. That's why it's so important to get regular eye checkups so that any problems can be detected early and treated accordingly.

Maintaining Good Vision

Even if you don't have any vision problems, it's still important to get regular eye care checkups. This is because they can help maintain good vision and prevent future problems from developing. During an eye exam, Dr. Wilhelmsen will not only check for existing problems but will also look for potential ones. For example, we may check for signs of cataracts or macular degeneration. The best thing would be to get the whole family to our facility with pediatric care for a comprehensive eye exam.

Checking for Other Health Problems

Eye care checkups can also be used to check for other health problems. This is because the eyes are connected to the rest of the body and so they can be a good indicator of overall health. For example, diabetes can often be detected through an eye exam. Therefore, if you have concerns about your health, it's a good idea to get an eye checkup.

Contact Our Eye Doctor in Bakersfield, CA

Overall, it's clear that there are many reasons why you should get regular eye checkups. If you haven't had one in a while, make sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilhelmsen at Innovative Eye Care soon. Call our team today at (661) 213-3310 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.