Yearly eye examinations are important, even for people who are not experiencing problems. Many diseases affecting the eye are asymptomatic in their early stages. In many cases, early detection and treatment of these issues will prevent vision loss. It is only by visiting an eye doctor and having a thorough examination that these issues can be discovered. As we age, eye and vision problems become more prevalent and occur more often. Having the eyes examined thoroughly on a yearly basis can improve overall health and quality of life.