Your vision is one of the most important functions of your body. If your vision is impaired, every little task becomes difficult. Many believe that they do not need to have a vision exam if they “see fine,” but the exact opposite is true. Eye exams are a way of early detection of vision issues – sometimes even before you notice the symptoms. Eye exams are painless, and the doctor will assess both early indications of vision issues and treat any vision impairments with a prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses. The American Optometric Association recommends the following for the best eye health:
Total EyeCare Centers recommends that everyone (6 Years and older) needing a glasses change should receive an annual non-dilated examination prior to filling any new prescription.
If you or your child have risk factors including diabetes, a family history of eye disease, prior eye surgery, and other health concerns, more frequent exams may be recommended.