According to the CDC, 61 million Americans are at high risk of losing their eyesight, yet only half that number saw an eye doctor in the previous year. Many people equate the health of their eyes with their ability to see. If they don’t have vision problems now, or they have glasses that correct their vision, they often believe that their eyes are doing just fine.

The trouble is, blinding diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — the top cause of blindness among U.S. adults — often don’t have any noticeable symptoms until after the disease has progressed to a point where the damage is irreversible. Caught early, however, many eye diseases can be treated before they do permanent harm.

Call our Athens, Georgia, office today at (706) 549-7757 and schedule your annual eye exam. Dr. Stuart Thomas will perform a comprehensive ocular exam to check for changes in your vision and your overall eye health.