When it comes to taking care of our eye health, we often think about the health of vision only in terms of correcting poor eyesight and seeing clearly. However, the problem of focusing solely on this aspect of the health of sight can cause us to have a false sense of security. This false sense of security leads us to believe that because our vision is clear, it must mean that our eyes are healthy. But even though our vision may be clear, we may not be aware that there may be underlying problems with our vision that we cannot see or we may have an eye problem that may not have any visible signs or symptoms. Therefore, it is important to get an eye examination that is comprehensive in nature so that trained opticians can detect if there are signs of problems with our eyes or not. This is due to the fact that some eye diseases do not actually show any symptoms at all. To determine the general health of the eyes, an ophthalmologist recommends a thorough eye examination called a baseline examination.
What is a basic vision test? A basic eye examination is a type of eye examination that gives you an accurate detection of signs of early onset of eye diseases or conditions such as glaucoma. Such a test examines the eyes for warning signs of other general health problems and conditions such as diabetes. This comprehensive test gives the patient an overall awareness of their eye health as the eyes are indicators of other health conditions in the body such as high blood pressure and also certain cancers. This special comprehensive eye test is recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for people who are 40 years old. This type of test is recommended so that they can recognize changes in their vision as their visual system ages. In addition, such a test encourages early detection so that visual conditions can be treated early before they gradually get worse.
This type of comprehensive eye test can also determine the risks of certain eye diseases such as age-related visual disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. This particular type of eye test is very important because certain types of eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, for example, do not carry any warning signs or symptoms. This type of eye test is also based on a person’s medical history and it can determine the risks of these types of diseases. After the first screening has been done, it is recommended that a follow-up test be performed by an ophthalmologist. If a person’s eyes show signs of high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases, it is recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to get a follow-up test. This can determine how many times a year your eye should be checked.
A basic eye examination is a comprehensive eye examination that gives the patient an awareness of their general eye health. Such an eye examination provides some tests to determine if a patient shows any signs of eye disease starting early. This type of eye examination also determines, via a person’s medical history, whether the patient is at risk for diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. Such an eye examination is highly recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to detect any underlying eye diseases that do not carry warning symptoms such as glaucoma and other age-related vision disorders. AAO recommends that this eye examination be given to patients at the age of 40 to monitor changes in the visual health of patients that may be related to the aging process.