Many people think that a vision screening is the same thing as a comprehensive eye exam. They are not the same. Children usually get a vision screening at their annual doctor visit. But getting comprehensive eye exams can have many benefits to your overall health.

Vision Screenings

Vision screenings are quick and are limited in what they can uncover. They can discover possible vision problems such as not seeing the chalkboard clearly or unable to read road signs. However, studies show that more than 10% of kids who receive vision screenings actual have undiagnosed eye problems.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Having a comprehensive eye exam can detect early signs of vision problems or ensure your eyes are healthy. Your local optometrist can detect serious problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. Other medical issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, can be diagnosed by eye exams. Call your optometrist today and book an appointment for your comprehensive eye exam.