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Umpires Aren’t The Only Ones Who Need Better Vision

By: Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck


Sure it’s cliché, but when it’s your kid out there on the field you want everyone involved to have the best vision possible.

And that includes you.

Is your kid in right field just a blur? Wait, is that even your kid? Are you missing part of the action because you can’t see it?

You get your kids’ vision tested every year. When was the last time you had a thorough vision exam?

Yes, you’re busy coaching little league, or driving your kids to tennis or track – but how good of a cheerleader can you be if you can’t really see what’s going on?

Is your daughter clearing those hurdles by one inch or five? Did you even see that lacrosse ball as it whizzed by?

Or maybe you’re missing the action because you’re constantly squinting because of the sun hitting your glasses.

When You Should Get An Eye Exam

Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 should have an eye exam every two years. You should also have an eye exam if you’re experiencing any of these:

  • Red, dry, or itchy eyes
  • Seeing spots, flashes of light, or floaters
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Headaches or blurred vision after spending time in front of a computer screen
  • You find yourself holding reading material farther away from your face, or squinting or closing one eye to read
  • Difficulty following a moving target.

And you should get an exam more often if you:

  • Have a family history of eye disease
  • Suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Work in a physically demanding vocation or one that puts your eyes at risk
  • Take any medications that may have eye-related side effects
  • Have had any previous eye injuries and/or surgeries
  • Wear glasses or contact lenses

Why it’s important

A thorough eye exam can tell you a lot about not just your eyes, but also about your general health. A thorough eye exam can spot serious health issues like diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, as well as eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration. With regular eye exams you may catch a problem earlier and be able to avoid serious complications. And you’ll be setting a good example for your kids.

And here we are, back at sports.

Your kid may not be going to the Olympics, or playing Major League Ball but you don’t want to miss a second of their time on the field, or at bat, or crossing the finish line, or hitting the winning stroke.

We all know spring is a busy time – especially if you have kids. And it’s not just sports. You want to see every second of the school play, the concert, the graduation ceremony. Call and make your appointment today! After your Life-Long Vision Partnership exam with Dr. Emmert-Buck you’ll be presented with all your options for making your vision the best it can be. If you decide on LASIK, you’ll be back on the bleachers in just 3-4 days.

And yelling at the umpire to get some glasses!

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