It is easy to forget to have an eye exam. After all, if you can see, then nothing
can be wrong! Right? Not quite!
There are many eye problems that are not noticeable to the patient, but are already causing problems and can only be detected from a routine eye examination by the eye specialist.
A comprehensive eye exam can detect eye problems before they steal your vision. Many vision threatening disease of the eye are painless glaucoma, Retinal holes, detachment, & Hypertensive Retinopathy, Age related Macular degeneration etc., which can only be diagnosed during routine eye examination.
Early treatment can help slow or stop vision loss. Children whose parents wear glasses should have their first eye exam at the start of kindergarten. Timely correct eye prescription can save them from lazy eye (Amblyopia).
Sometimes tumour in the eye or brain do not have symptoms and sometimes a seemingly innocuous complaint like 'blurry vision' leaves to a diagnosis of a tumour in the eye or brain. Early detection is critical for a positive outcome in these cases.