The Eyes Are the window to the soul!
Can taking care of your eyes, take care of your soul?
The infamous saying...
“The eyes are the window to the soul” expresses how important our eyes truly are! With this in mind, booking yearly eye examinations should be at the top of your to do list! We all know that looking after our health is extremely important but those doctor bills can quickly add up.
Routine Eye Exams. Why not?
Did you know however, that if you are an individual that is aged 65 or over or younger than the age of 20 you are covered by OHIP for a routine eye exam every 12 months! Either an optometrist or physician will provide the eye exam and if you require any follow up assessments OHIP covers these as well! Routine eye exams are important regardless of your age or physical health.
A window to more
Not only do eye exams determine if you are in need of glasses, determine your prescription for glasses or contact lenses, how your eyes work together or if there are any discrepancies between the right and left eye functions, the optometrist will also check your eyes for common eye diseases. Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians are often the first health care professionals to detect systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Yes, the eyes are the window to the soul.
Your overall health?
Booking and attending yearly eye examinations are significant for your overall health. As parents it is also important to remember to have your children’s eyes checked on a yearly basis as many kids do not fully comprehend what is meant by normal or clear vision, therefore will not necessarily alert you to a problem.
Frequent children eye examinations ensure normal vision development and confirm that the child has the visual activity and vision skills required to complete schoolwork, participate in the classroom and other everyday activities.
If your child is performing poorly in school, has trouble reading or gets frequent headaches be sure to have his or her eyes examined to rule out underlying visual problems. If you have yet to do so, book an eye exam for yourself or your children today! Remember, if you are 65 years of age or older or your children are 19 years of age or younger there is no need to worry about the cost as OHIP has you covered!
Visit your local Vision Clinic today and enjoy excellent service, friendly advice and an array of frames and lenses to choose from! Take that first step and book an appointment today to keep feeling great and seeing clearly!!!