The Importance of an Eye Exam
WellVision Exam® from a VSP® provider helps detect the signs of health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol—along with other eye and health issues.
Babies and Toddlers
Children learn through their eyes. Impaired vision can affect a child’s cognitive, emotional, neurologic, and physical development by potentially limiting his or her exposure to a range of experiences and information.
You may have had laser vision surgery or have naturally good vision. You still need an annual exam. Extended computer use, long-distance driving and reading for hours may contribute to vision problems, including symptoms of digital eye strain.
School-age children who have some form of a vision problem find learning a challenge. Low reading ability may be symptom of vision problems in children.
As we age, we are more susceptible to cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.. An annual eye exam helps you be aware or detect these diseases because the symptoms are so subtle.
Contact Lens Wearers
Contact lenses are medical devices; so, regular exams with an eye care provider who will review your prescription are important.
People with Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the top three causes of blindness in the United States. Diabetes-related blindness can be detected and prevented by an annual eye exam.