Many of you go to your family doctors to get regular physical examinations. Many of you also visit the dentist twice a year to ensure the health of your teeth. However, some of you might take one aspect of your health for granted, specifically your eyesight. Just like a physical or dental checkup, annual visits to your eye care practitioner are necessary to guarentee healthy and normal vision. We sometimes overlook that the world as we know and percieve it, is brought to us via our eyes. In fact, almost four fifths of all the sensory information our brains receive daily comes from our eyes. Consequently, it is of vital importance to monitor their health from year to year. An annual visitation allows your eye care professional to evaluate any changes and correct any diffuculties that you may be having with your sight. The message is clear, early diagnosis of any potential problems decreases the chances of severe damage to your sight. Older adults, in particular, should be aware that the probability of having vision disorders increases with age. Even though you might not be experiencing any trouble, the threat is there and you should visit your eyecare practitioner regularly. If you are having reservations about seeing your eye doctor please continue reading about what you might encounter from a routine vision examination. You will come to find eye examinations are a painless and informative method for assessing your eyes.
- Reasons to get an Eye Examination
- Preliminary Examination
- External Examination
- Internal Examination
- Examination Schedule
- Practitioner Lingo
Written by Luke Lindsell and G. Lowther, O.D. PhD.