Regular eye examinations are important not only to ensure clear and comfortable vision, but as a health check too. The optometrist will check for eye-related conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Other conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes can also be detected.
The optometrist will discuss a few different things with you, ask about your lifestyle, medications, general health and if you’ve noticed any changes in your vision. They will then use a series of diagnostic tests to asses your vision and your eye health.