Why is getting an eye exam important?
Eye examinations can detect general health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, as well as sight threatening conditions including glaucoma and retinal detachments, amongst many others. It is therefore vital to have regular check-ups, to ensure good ocular health, improve quality of vision where possible, and have a general idea of your overall well being
What does an optometrist do?
An Optometrist is a licensed healthcare professional who examines, diagnoses, treats (where possible), and manages diseases and disorders of the visual system.
The optician also might refer you for further treatment/investigation for certain eye/ general health related conditions.