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Eye Care Basics

The importance of regular eye exams often is under-rated. Having annual eye exams should be as routine as having a dental checkup every six months.

Regular eye exams are crucial to maintaining healthy vision and can often detect major medical problems in the early stages of development, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The information provided in this section details some of the eye conditions that may be detected during a thorough eye exam, as well as the procedures your eye care professional follow when checking eye health.

This content is being provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for diagnostic or treatment purposes. As with any detected symptom, we always recommend Members immediately seek the care of the appropriate health or eye care professional for further evaluation.

Eye Conditions

Amblyopia (lazy eye)
Color Vision Deficiency
Hyperopia (farsightedness)
Myopia (nearsightedness)
Spots and Floaters

Eye Illnesses

Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration

Eye Exams

Elements of a Comprehensive Eye Health Exam and Vision Analysis
Children's Eye Exam

Vision Care for Older Adults
Vision and Aging

Glossary of Related Terms