Routine eye exams are important even if you do not have any existing eye issues. A routine eye exam generally consists of eye refraction, a slit lamp exam, tonometry, and visual acuity and functional tests. Routine eye exams are important even if you do not have any existing eye problems. Most insurance companies allow for a routine eye exam every two years. It is important not to skip these exams as this is often when eye conditions or problems that may not have symptoms are diagnosed. A routine eye exam can diagnose vision problems early when they can still be easily treated. They can diagnose glaucoma, which according to the World Health Organization is the second leading cause of blindness globally. Routine eye exams can diagnose early retinal problems. They can even help diagnose diseases that are in other parts of the body but have ophthalmic manifestations. Glasses and contact lens wearers need to have regular routine eye exams to make sure their prescriptions are current. If you haven’t had a routine eye exam recently, now is the time to call and schedule one!!!