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GBMC: The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been neglecting their regular health appointments like eye exams. If you’re not experiencing issues with your vision, you might be less likely to schedule your routine eye exam and in turn, neglecting what many call “the window to your health.” Over 200 serious conditions can be detected — which may affect a person’s vision and overall health. Most of these conditions are asymptomatic, so an annual eye exam is paramount to their health especially for those working — or virtual learning — from home now. Tanvi M. Shah, MD, a comprehensive ophthalmologist with the Eye Center at GBMC, discusses routine eye exams and why they’re important to a person’s overall health.