The importance an Optometrist’s Appointment
Many ignore the importance of going to an Optometrist because it may seem too professional or too expensive for their pockets. However, this is an important physician! And they should form a part of our yearly health routine.
In Mexico, many people have gone blind. An estimated 1 million, 300 thousand people, almost a million and half, have lost their sight. What is the reason? They simply didn’t go to the physician on time, or did not check their sight frequently.
It is very important during school years to go for a checkup at a young age. This is the moment where our eyes start to focus on the blackboard, the computer and school text books. If a checkup is done at an early age, vision problems will be avoided in the future. And children, adolescents and adults need to to be alert to changes. Remember: A physician should be consulted when any type of anomaly appears.
That is why over the years, the importance of going to an optometrist increases. Today, we celebrate World Sight Day to promote wellness, screenings and early detection symptoms. Disclosure of these cases fulfills an important role in society. Hospitals should be attentive to share with their patients the practice of visiting an optometrist. They should also help to decrease their patient’s fears to view this process as part of a normal routine. Just like any other visit to any medical specialist.
An optometrist is a trained medical physician. They are fully trained in clinical and biomedical optics. They can also prescribe medications for patients if they have any problems.
An optometrist can complete the fundamental role of a first checkup to combat blindness. This is why a visit is so important! It can help prevent blindness and assist those patients unaware of the real issues. It also reminds us of the importance of guarding our vision at all times.