How often do you undergo eye exams? It is very important to get your eyes checked regularly in order to make sure they are in good condition. Keep in mind that eye exams are an important part of your overall health.

Early Detection of Diseases

Most diseases and conditions cannot be easily detected if you don’t undergo eye exams. Regardless of your age or health condition, you should get routine eye checkup at Accent Eye Care. Your eyes are very exposed and very fragile. That is why it is necessary to monitor their health very carefully. Everyone should get regular eye exams in order to lessen the risk of disease or damage. You should be aware that most ocular diseases can begin without any symptoms. During eye exams, your optometrist will check your eyes inside and out. Some of the conditions that  might be discovered include Astigmatism, Presbyopia, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and others.

Screening Tests Vs Comprehensive Eye Exams

At Accent Eye Care, we recommend that everyone should get a comprehensive eye exam at least every 3 to 5 years. Some people think that a dilated eye exam is the same with a screening test. However, these are two different things. Screening tests will determine if you have a vision difficulty. For instance, if you are nearsighted or farsighted. Most likely screening tests are done at school or at work as part of a physical exam. In screening tests, someone will ask you to read letters of different sizes. Aside from optometrists, this can also be done by school nurses and other persons who may not be professionals. If your result is less than 20/40, then you failed the screening test. Hence, you should visit an optometrist to get a complete eye exam.

Having a comprehensive eye exam is very significant to the long-term health of your eyes since most diseases do not have apparent symptoms. Hence, the key is early detection. Comprehensive eye exams are usually done by licensed professionals at Accent Eye Care. This can help us to determine the overall health of your eyes. If we found out that you have an eye disease or condition, then you should start treatment right away. Get your full eye exam today at Accent Eye Care!