Reasons for undergoing a comprehensive eye exam
Comprehensive eye examinations focus on the overall health of the eye as well as the accuracy of vision. School-age children are urged to undergo comprehensive eye exams every year. Of course, school screenings take place to determine if a child has “good” vision; however, these tests do not examine the health of the eyes as a whole. The best way to ensure that your children do not develop a vision-related learning disorder is to schedule comprehensive eye examinations for them annually.
Comprehensive eye exams for adults are just as important. The risk of developing certain eye diseases only increases with age. Comprehensive eye exams allow physicians to screen for everything from glaucoma to diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and macular degeneration.