a comprehensive eye exam is recommended to not only evaluate your vision but also the health of your eyes. with the use of modern technology the visual system will be evaluated and recommendations for visual correction will be given. to evaluate the ocular health a dilated fundus exam is required. A dilated exam allows your doctor to not only see the optic nerve and macula but the entire retina. since the eyes are the window into the body, numerous systemic conditions can be detected, such as:
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Your comprehensive eye exam will also include testing for eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. by diagnosing health and eye conditions early treatment can be provided to restore and prevent vision loss. The american optometric association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye exams depending on age and risk factors.