Olathe Eye Exam Is Not Just for Glasses Prescriptions
A comprehensive eye exam with one of our optometrists is much more than a vision screening or checking your prescription. An eye exam by an optometrist will check your overall eye health. A complete medical history is necessary to determine if you have any other health issues that could affect your vision.
Among the tests performed are tests to see if there are any signs of eye disease such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, which have little or no symptoms until significant damage has already occurred. With diseases such as these, it is essential to catch them early, or else the risk of losing a significant amount of sight increases dramatically.
Additionally, your overall bodily health can be detected through your eyes as well. And eye exam from our optometrists also examines the retina, cornea, blood vessels and nerves for any signs of tumors, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes, among other conditions that can be first detected in the eyes.