Most people think of an eye examination as finding out your prescription for glasses or contact lenses.
They think of, "Which is better? 1, or 2?"
The process of finding your prescription is called refraction. In reality, the refraction is a very small part of the eye examination!
While an eye exam is important for determining the state of the eye, the health of the eye can reflect the overall health of the body. Eye disease such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration are screened for, but during an eye exam, systemic diseases may be detected as well!
Did you know that through an eye exam, your eye doctor may be able to detect high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, signs of stroke, and even brain tumors?
To stay on top of your health, make sure to schedule your yearly physical with your primary care physician, and schedule your yearly eye examination with Dr. Cazares at Scott Eye Care!