How to Know When to Get an Eye Exam

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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams 

Your vision is precious, and maintaining eye health is one way to preserve those peepers for years to come. Additionally, eye exams can help detect other health issues. 

For instance, some of the other conditions optometrists look for during an eye exam include: 

  • diabetes;
  • high cholesterol;
  • high blood pressure;
  • glaucoma;
  • eye muscle imbalance;
  • vision disorders;
  • eye disease; and
  • macular degeneration. 

"Vision exams are also a great way to keep tabs on what's happening in your body. Your eyes are the only place in your body that provide a clear view of your blood vessels, which can tell your doctor a lot about your overall health," explains Vision Service Plan, one of the leading providers in vision and eye care benefits. 

Furthermore, regular eye exams have the potential to head off problems before they begin. The National Commission on Vision and Health reported that comprehensive eye exams would help more children succeed in school, leading "to better school achievement and health outcomes, which lead to more productive and healthier lives across the lifespan."