Eye care is critical, which means regularly scheduling eye exams is a necessity. During an eye exam at Greenwood Eye Clinic, we will do more than just determine the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses. We perform a comprehensive exam, checking for common eye diseases and ailments that could potentially lead to vision loss in the future. We will also evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Many people wait until they notice a change in their vision before scheduling an eye exam, which is not advised for two main reasons. First, many eye problems are silent, meaning they don’t start showing symptoms until the ailment has been present for some time. Second and more importantly, eye exams can shine a light on a multitude of different health issues, many of which don’t even involve the eye. Eye doctors are often the first healthcare professionals to detect chronic systemic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure or cholesterol. Eye exams have even led to the discovery of issues as severe as brain tumors. Don’t wait until you notice a change in your vision. We implore you to schedule an eye exam regularly regardless of your age or health.