The Doctor Weighs In

May 30, 2020

7 min read

Why You Should Have Regular Eye Exams

By: Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO

Medically reviewed by Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)

Updated on May 24, 2020

Comprehensive eye exams do more than check if you need new glasses. They also include tests for eye diseases. And, they may detect some chronic diseases.

Children at risk for certain eye diseases should have a comprehensive eye exam, not just a visual acuity test. (Photo source: iStock Photos)