There is more to an eye exam than just checking your visual clarity and improving your eyesight. Regular eye exams are also an important part of finding eye diseases early and preserving your vision.
Detect early signs of chronic diseases
Your eyes reveal a lot about your overall wellness. An eye exam can detect early signs of serious health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. Regular eye exams are critical because what may seem like a vision-related problem might be an indication of a broader health concern.
Some eye diseases are symptom free
Diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration tend to have no early warning signs. Getting an annual eye exam can help detect health conditions before they progress and may help preserve your vision.
Vision may not be as clear
You may think your vision is clear, but many people are often surprised to discover they aren’t seeing as well as they thought they were. An eye exam can reveal if you need glasses or contacts or an update to your current prescription to ensure you are seeing as clearly as possible.
If you are enrolled in Crown’s vision coverage provided by VSP, go to vsp.com and use the Find a Doctor tool to locate a VSP network eye doctor near you.