How an eye doctor can positively impact your life with clear vision

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44302679 - happy senior hikers looking at mapGoing to the eye doctor is essential when it comes to maintaining your eye health and seeing as clearly as possible. Visiting an eye doctor routinely can even help you catch health issues that don’t necessarily seem eye-related like diabetes and cancer. While you might think a yearly checkup is the only time you need to see your eye doctor, they can actually offer so much more than that. They can offer tips and advice to achieve clearer vision… and the benefits of clear vision are many!

Clear vision is often taken for granted, but as we age, it can be more difficult to perform daily tasks like driving and reading. Maintaining clear vision longer can certainly have a positive impact on your quality of life, not just for the ability to perform these specific tasks, but also for some less obvious reasons.

It can help you stay active and social.

When you have clear vision, you can enjoy your life to the fullest. You can continue to enjoy all of your favorite sports. Being able to see clearly increases your ability to maintain a social life and stay involved in the activities you’ve always loved. When you have poor vision, you’re more likely to sit out because you can’t see things as well. It can affect your game and cause a lot of frustration. You may find yourself giving up activities like hiking and biking out of fear you may not be able to see everything with clarity.

It can promote happiness and reduce anxiety in your life.

Studies have shown that having poor vision can affect your mental wellness. Vision loss can bring with it depression and anxiety. Everyday health reports that “adults with vision loss were 90 percent more likely to be depressed than those with no vision problems.” Also they say that, “vision loss was significantly associated with symptoms of anxiety among older adults.” By having clear vision, you can essentially improve your happiness levels and potentially lower your anxiety.

It can keep you from missing the finer details.

An eye doctor can help you enjoy the finer details in life. Having clear vision enables you to notice all of the details in your day, which can help you enjoy beautiful landscapes, movies, stage productions, TV shows, bird watching, and sports… to name a few. With clear vision, you will be less likely to miss out on the things that make life magical.

It can help prevent accidents and injuries.

When your vision is affected, you may find yourself prone to accidents: bumping into things, falls, and even car accidents. When you can’t see clearly, you miss things in front of you like steps, rugs, and other objects that can cause you to stumble. You’ll also be at a higher risk for a car accident, and not just hitting another car. You’re also more likely to hit an object (like a light post or building) or even a person. Maintaining clear vision will help you avoid these scary situations and reduce your chance of accident and injury.

What can an eye doctor do to help?

There are so many ways that clear vision can improve the quality of your life and allow you to enjoy your favorite activities again. When you have poor vision it can hinder your life both physically and mentally. You may find yourself feeling depressed or anxious, and you may even stop doing some of your favorite things. An eye doctor can help you get your freedom back. By seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis, you can discuss your options and get personalized recommendations.

If you want to schedule an appointment or find out more about the various options for clearer vision, please contact us at Cataract and LASIK center of Utah. We’re proud to be one of the most trusted eye doctors in Draper Utah and we’d love to meet you!

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