Yearly Eye Checkup forms one of the cornerstone of lifelong clear vision. During our routine eye checkup we like to start with a complete eye and general history of the patient. This is followed by meticulous refraction i.e. determining whether you need a pair of glasses or contacts and the accurate power for the same. This is in turn followed by a detailed eye exam which compeises of slit lamp evaluation of both the front and back of the eye, checking eye pressures and any other OPD check that might be needed.
Many diseases of the eye have a very slow and painless progress. E.g. Glaucoma, Age related macular degeneration, Cataracts. Hence its essential that a meticulous eye exam is done at least yearly to know these and other issues before they become vision threatening.