Regularly Scheduled Comprehensive Eye Exams
Older adults are often at higher risks for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Patients should schedule a comprehensive yearly. Children should also have an annual eye exam to ensure proper vision development and prevent any interference with academic achievement.
Even if your eyes are healthy, a regular eye exam will allow the doctor to view the blood vessels in the back of the eye.
With information obtained during an examination of the eyes, our doctors have been able to detect chronic conditions such as cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The early detection of these conditions can lead to early treatment.
The Comprehensive Eye Exam
An eye exam is different than a vision screening, which only tests visual acuity, and is commonly performed by a school nurse or other health care provider.
Only your eye doctor can perform a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate the overall health of your eyes and detect any changes that may indicate a vision disorder.