A comprehensive eye exam includes a review of your medical history, a series of vision tests and an evaluation of your eye health. While you should always contact your eye doctor when your vision changes, it’s also important to have regular eye exams.
Many eye conditions and diseases may not have obvious signs and symptoms, increasing the importance of early detection. In fact, approximately 80 percent of blindness is avoidable (preventable or curable). Eye doctors can be the first health care providers to detect chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.