Navigating the world of eye care can be confusing at times, so we’ve asked Eye Care Professionals for their feedback on some of our most frequently received questions regarding eye health. Make sure to check with your Eye Care Professional regarding your personal eye health as they will be able to provide you information based on your in-person consultation.
Is the only reason for an eye exam to get a new prescription?
No, complete eye health monitoring by eye doctors is also critical to ensuring the health of the eye. As the window to the human body, the eye is one of the few organs in our anatomy that reveals information about our general health. There are over 5.5. million Canadians with significant eye disease that can cause vision loss. The good news is that 75% of vision loss cases can be detected, treated and prevented, which can include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma.