Why Should You Have an Eye Exam?
Did you know that vision impairment is one of the top 5 disabilities found in older adults? But with an eye exam, we can help you respond to your vision problems early and possibly preserve your vision.
Eye exams will help you discover so much more about your eyes than just your prescription. During one of our exams, we will observe every aspect of your eyes and sight, including your retina’s health, your intraocular pressure, and the sharpness of your vision. We will also consider certain visual skills like accommodation and hand-eye coordination to ensure your vision is working effectively and efficiently.
According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, you should have an eye exam every 2 years. But to ensure you’re getting the best eye care possible, we recommend annual eye exams.
By observing the exterior and interior of your eyes, we can diagnose issues that could affect your vision in the future. Some of the most common eye problems patients experience include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts.