The benefits of regularly seeing your optometrist include:
It provides a baseline of your eye health, allowing detection of any changes, which may help in early diagnosis, treatment or monitoring of eye conditions that might cause irreversible vision loss
Some health conditions affect the eyes before causing any other noticeable symptoms. Eye exams help detect health issues such as tumours, diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders and more.
Good vision allows for optimal learning potential. The Ontario Association of Optometrists notes that "80% of learning comes directly through vision". School aged children will especially benefit from regular eye exams.
Vision Loss Associated with Common Eye Conditions
Please note that these images are for illustration purposes only, to show common vision loss at certain stages of the eye condition and are not to be used for diagnosis.