There are a host of common eye conditions and eye diseases that can affect us. Having your eyes tested regularly means even minor changes in your vision can be detected. What will a comprehensive eye examination involve? How is it different to a general check by a GP? General practitioners, child care nurses and paediatricians do not perform eye examinations but sometimes conduct “vision screenings” which are a basic test looking for a difference in vision between the two eyes. Unfortunately vision screenings fail to detect a large number of eye problems that are readily detected in a comprehensive eye examination performed by the optometrist, and screenings do not check for all eye health issues, eyesight problems, vision problems, eye infection and eye disorders.