When was the last time that you saw the eye doctor? What about your spouse, parent, or child? Seeing a Richton Park eye doctor on a regular basis is an important part of both your eye health and your overall health and wellbeing. Dr. Paul A. Veld of Veld Vision Center is accepting new patients in Richton Park – schedule your appointment today!
Vision loss isn’t just an inconvenience, and squinting to read the chalkboard or the traffic signs up ahead should be taken seriously and treated. In fact, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that those with vision loss are at an increased risk of a number of other health problems and complications, including diabetes, hearing impairment, depression, stroke, cognitive decline, falls, and even premature death. What’s more, impaired vision can overall decrease one’s quality of life, in large part because it hinders a person’s independence and mobility, and may prevent them from doing things like driving, reading, traveling to new locations, and more.
Fortunately, there is a solution: regular eye care. While seeing your eye doctor on an annual or two-year basis will not necessarily prevent vision loss, it can ensure that vision loss is detected, diagnosed, and treated. Seeing an eye doctor regularly also means that you have a better chance of catching any eye disease early on; early detection is often key in treatment.
Richton Park eye doctor Dr. Paul A. Veld provides a comprehensive range of eye care services that you can feel good about. These services including comprehensive eye exams to test vision acuity and check for any eye diseases, medical eye exams, pediatric eye exams, and emergency eye exams. If a problem or vision loss is detected, our office provides a myriad of treatment options. These options include both contact lens and glasses fittings.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that people of all ages see an eye doctor on a regular basis. For children, the AOA recommends that children see an eye doctor once at:
After starting first grade, it is recommended that children see an eye doctor once every two years if they are asymptomatic and have zero eye health risks.
Adults ages 18-60 are also encouraged to see an eye doctor once every two years. Adults with any risk factors should increase to annual eye appointments.
Once adults hit 61 years of age, seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis becomes highly important. Annual exams are recommended for geriatric patients.
Dr. Paul A. Veld is accepting new patients now! Making an appointment with our Richton park eye doctor is easy, and we see patients Monday through Saturday. Just call our office at 708-672-3937 (EYES), or schedule your appointment online today.
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