The basic, simple, comprehensive eye exam is not often discussed in these days of LASIK technology. However, if it isn’t already, a yearly, comprehensive eye exam should be on your list of annual check-ups. It’s important to understand that checking your vision is an important component to checking your overall health. No matter your current health status or age, annual comprehensive eye exams do more than simply update your glasses or contact lens prescriptions.
A comprehensive eye exam is much more than a vision check. A general practitioner, pediatrician, or a volunteer at your child’s school may perform simple vision screenings.
- For Adults, comprehensive eye exams check for vision changes that can affect everything from reading, driving, and being able to enjoy your favorite hobbies. More importantly, an eye exam checks for early signs of eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.
- For Children, comprehensive eye exams test to ensure that your child’s vision is developing properly. This is important for their overall development and learning. Additionally, young children aren’t able to tell you if something is wrong with their eyes or if they can’t see properly.
At the Longwood Eye & LASIK Center, comprehensive eye exams naturally include a vision test, and additionally check for:
- Retinal health
- Peripheral vision
- Signs of problems that could cause vision impairment or loss
Sometimes the symptoms of serious health conditions don’t appear until the damage has been done. This can also be true when it comes to your eyes. Regular eye exams can help you keep track of what’s happening with your eyes and your body by providing your eye doctor with a clear view of your blood vessels, arteries and your cranial nerve. Any serious eye condition can be caught and treated early.
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It’s been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Let your eyes also be windows to your vision and overall health. Call to schedule a comprehensive eye exam, today: (800) 676-5050. Longwood Eye & LASIK Center service Greenfield and the surrounding MA areas!