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Why you Should have a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Dr. Zuraida Zainalabidin
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Eye ExamIt is important to have a comprehensive eye exam is crucial regardless on your physical health and age. During the process, the eye physician will do more than just determining your prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses. The eye doctor will also check your eyes to determine whether you have eye illness, check whether your eyes works together and make evaluation of the overall eye health. In most cases, eye doctors are the first health care experts to detect systemic illness such as diabetes and high blood pressure.  

Who should have eyes examined?

Comprehensive eye exam is crucial part of overall health maintenance for everyone. It is important for adults to have their eyes checked detect early symptoms of eye disease. Eye examination for children play a crucial role in ensuring that they develop normal eye vision and ensure they do not strain when reading. Vision has a close relationship with the learning process. In most cases, children with undetected eye problems will face a lot of problems with their schoolwork. If you realize that your child is performing poorly, it is advisable to have his or her eyes checked by an eye physician specializing in children vision to determine the cause of the problem.  

What does the doctor check for?

An eye doctor will carry out thorough evaluation of your contacts and glasses, check the eyes for diseases and other problems that would cause loss of vision. Below are some of the conditions that your doctor will look for: 

Refractive error

This is an eye problem involves astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness. Refracted error is corrected with refractive surgery, eyeglasses and contacts.  


Strabismus refers to turned or crossed eyes. The eye examiner will look at the alignment of your eye to make sure that both of them are working together. If the problem is not checked properly, it can lead to amblyopia.  

Eye teaming problems 

Even if your eyes are aligned properly, there are chances that they may not be working together effectively as a team. There are binocular vision complications that can cause eye strain, headaches and other complication that can make reading a problem.  

Eye illness 

Many eye illnesses such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma does not show any symptoms during the early stages. Your eye physician will evaluate the health of your eyes inside and detect early problems. This will help reduce risk for severe vision loss.  

Other health complications 

Comprehensive eye exam will help your doctor detect early signs of other health conditions by checking at the blood vessels in your eyes, retina and others. It is possible to the doctor to inform you if you are developing high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, diabetes and others. 

Bottom line

Comprehensive eye exam is an important health procedure that everyone should have after a while. Note that your eye health may impact your overall body health and determine whether you realize your life goals. Ensure you visit and highly qualified and reputable eye doctor to carry out the eye exam because eyes are very delicate organs. 


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