Don’t Let Poor Vision Affect Your Balance

Did you know poor vision can affect your balance?

Poor or blurred vision, flashes of light or black spots can occur over time as we age. Your eyes can also take longer to adjust to changes in light and the ability to judge the steepness of stairs and curbs can also be a challenge.

Your vision not only helps you avoid obstacles, but it also helps you maintain balance. Your eyes work like a level, which is a tool that tells you if a surface is flat and even. Everyday, without realizing it, you see vertical and horizontal objects like buildings and your eyes use this information to help you stand and stay upright.

Poor balance therefore can be a result of poor vision. SNEAD EYE GROUP is dedicated to your good eye health. If it has been awhile since you had an eye exam, particularly if you have experienced any signs of dizziness or unbalance, we encourage you to see one of our physicians for a thorough eye exam, which can also detect other health issues you may not even be aware of!

Call Snead Eye Group to schedule your eye exam for optimal overall health. 

Upcoming Events!

April 7th from 9 am-11 am – Free vision screenings at Walgreen’s Senior Day. 

April 10th at 11:00 am – Reduce Your Risk of Blindness Seminar with cataract and eyelid evaluations by Dr. John Snead to be held at the Olive Garden Restaurant at 12870 Cleveland Avenue. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call TODAY to reserve your seat. 

239-936-8686

April 21 – at 11:30 am – Dr. Brad Snead will speak on Conditions & Treatment of the Eye, including discussion of Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration at the Naples YMCA. We will be conducting free vision screenings. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and may be made by calling the Naples YMCA at (239) 597-3148.

 

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