As an OD, we don’t have to tell you the importance of what you do, but sometimes it seems like your patients lose sight of the importance of their own eye health. Whether it is because they feel they are too busy, or they simply haven't noticed a change in their vision, there are multiple reasons why a patient might forgo their annual exam at your optical practice.
That is why it is important to educate your patients on the importance of getting their eyes checked yearly to benefit their overall health, not just their vision. We've created a patient focused article that takes a sarcastic approach to explaining why it is necessary for patients to visit your practice. We hope you find it entertaining and we encourage you to share it with your patients across your social media platforms!
7 Reasons You Should Skip Your Appointment with Your Local Optical Practice
Maybe you've heard that it is important for both your eye health and your overall health to see an optometrist for a comprehensive exam on a yearly basis, but is it really necessary? We've come up with a couple reasons why you should actually avoid going to your eye doctor.
1. You already Know You have 20/20 Vision Anyways
2. There is No Value in Preventative Care
When you go in for a comprehensive eye exam, you generally have to get your eyes dilated (yuck!), this allows for your optometrist to see the back of your retina where early signs of things like high blood pressure and diabetes show up, before you ever start having significant symptoms. But why would you want to hassle with treatment for those conditions early on? That just seems like more work, we think it is best to wait until the big symptoms start before you even think about seeing a doctor.
3. Your Kids are Learning just Fine in School
4. A Vision Screening is Good Enough
5. You Spent a Bunch of Money on Lasik
6. Your Eyes Don't Change Over Time
7. Comfort is Overrated
Hopefully reading this has informed you how important is really is to schedule a yearly appointment with your OD to maintain your overall health. Remember that you only get one pair of eyes and it is important to keep them healthy. If you haven’t scheduled your yearly exam, contact your local optical practice today!
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