In these modern days of LASIK vision technology, the simple but comprehensive eye exam may not be something we talk about enough. After all, it’s not break through or revolutionary.
That might be the reason why an eye exam isn’t on your list of necessary annual health checks. And we want to help educate our patients so they know that checking their vision is an important part of checking their health.
And a true, comprehensive eye exam is more than a vision check. A general practitioner, pediatrician, even school volunteer may be performing vision screenings.
No matter your age or health, annual eye exams do more than test your vision and update your glasses and contact prescriptions.
Eye exams check for vision changes that can affect everything from reading and driving to work and favorite hobbies. And just as important, an eye exam checks for early signs of eye disease.
Eye exams test to make certain that vision is developing properly, necessary for proper overall development and learning. Plus, young children aren’t able to tell us if something is wrong with their eyes.
A comprehensive eye exam at Longwood Eye & LASIK Center certainly includes a vision test, and we also check for:
- Retina health
- Peripheral vision
- Signs of disease of other problems that could cause vision impairment or loss
As you may already know, symptoms of some health conditions don’t appear until damage has already taken place, and this is also true when it comes to your eyes. Regular exams can help you keep track of what’s happening with your eyes and your body by giving your doctor a clear view of your blood vessels, arteries and a crucial cranial nerve.
Our doctors can look for signs of health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol; along with eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, even dry eyes.
So let your eyes be a window into your vision and overall health. Start by calling for an appointment today: 888-296-0106