The story of St. Valentine still warms our hearts. According to legend, during the third century Emperor Claudius II prohibited marriage because he was trying to build his army. Valentine opposed the ban and secretly joined couples in matrimony. In celebration of St. Valentine’s disobedience, we shower our sweetheart with gifts, flowers, candy, jewelry and cards.
This sentimental day has turned into a major commercial holiday, with Americans spending over $3.9 billion on eating out at restaurants and $1.6 billion on candy. Sometimes, couples struggle to find gifts that can adequately express their feelings for one another. Instead of shopping for that right piece of jewelry or bouquet, why not do something that will last a lifetime?
This Valentine’s Day, consider the importance of scheduling a comprehensive eye exam for your significant other. Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of preventative care and can help diagnose various eye issues such myopia (near-sightedness) and presbyopia (difficulty reading small print). Eye exams can also help detect degenerative eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, corneal dystrophy and macular degeneration. Many eye diseases have no symptoms until permanent vision loss has already occurred, so having regular eye check-ups are important for eye health.
Staying current with eye exams is a wonderful gift you can give to your loved one as well. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam for yourself as well so you can preserve your vision. Is there anything more important than seeing the faces of those you love? Take a few moments to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam for your Valentine and yourself.