How often you should have eye exams depend on your individual situation. Generally, you should at least have one done every two years.
HERE ARE 6 REASONS REGULAR EYE EXAMS BENEFIT YOU?
1. It Keeps Your Prescription Current
Have you been squinting a lot lately? Is it getting difficult seeing things at far (Billboards, TV, etc) clearly or recognising faces? Is it getting harder to read small letters from your book, bible or phone? If this happens een with glasses or contact lenses, then it’s time for a new prescription. Don’t subject yourself to needless eyestrain. Schedule an appointment!
2. The Best Treatment for Eye Disease Is Early Detection
It’s not just people with corrective lenses who need eye exams, and that’s because a number of sight-threatening eye conditions (including cataracts and glaucoma) develop very slowly, so the symptoms aren’t always obvious to the patient until they’ve had a long time to progress. Regular eye exams allow us to catch these eye diseases early, so we can slow their progress.
3. Eye Strain Can Lower Productivity at Work
Today, many of us work in front of a computer for hours at a time — or we at least spend a lot of time staring at a smartphone. All that screen time can lead to digital eye strain, which includes symptoms like dry eyes, blurry vision, and even more frequent headaches! Digital eye strain might not be sight-threatening in the long term, but it still makes it a lot harder to focus on work. We can help!
*5. Overall Health Is Linked to Vision Health*
When we see a patient for an eye exam, we might also spot the early signs of chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even some forms of cancer. Eyes aren’t just windows to the soul; they’re windows to the health of the whole body!
*6 A Basic Vision Screening Is No Substitute*
Parents in particular should be aware that the kinds of vision screenings often organized in schools are only designed to check for nearsightedness or farsightedness. An alarming percentage of children go through school struggling with an undiagnosed vision problem that can severely impact their learning. A comprehensive eye exam will catch what was missed, which is why we recommend that children come in for their first eye exam at six months old
We really want to get the word out about how important eye exams are to lifelong vision health, from catching vision problems in children before they can negatively impact their education — all the way to stopping age-related eye diseases in their tracks.
How long has it been since your last eye exam? We can’t wait to see you!