Why Are Eye Exams Important?

Routine eye exams are important — regardless of your age or your physical health.

During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. He or she will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.


Links

In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting eye care and vision health information.  Because we are committed to improving the overall eye health of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other websites you might find interesting and informative.  We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.

If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website.  We hope you find these sites helpful!



Associations

Below are some of the most recognized professional associations in the field of ophthalmology.

 

American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye MDs with over 7,000 members internationally.  The website provides an in-depth look at eye care health, while providing their membership with ongoing learning and support.

American Board of Ophthalmology
The ABO is an independent, non profit organization founded in 1916.  This organization is responsible for the certification and continual learning for ophthalmic practices across the country.

Eye and Vision Health
The following links provide some good general information on eye care and vision health
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All About Vision
A guide to eye care, LASIK laser eye surgery, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision, eye exams, computer vision syndrome, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye problems and diseases.  Contains eye doctor Q&A’s, frequently asked questions, and much more.


Eye Care Source

An informative website offering a plethora of information to consumers interested in learning more about overall eye care health.  Topics include everything from eye care, eye health, refractive surgery, eye conditions and diseases, choosing proper contacts, maintaining eye glasses, and much more.



National Eye Institute
The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people.  Their main purpose is to develop public and professional education programs to help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment, and increase awareness of services and devices that are available for people with low vision.