3 Reasons to Visit the Eye Doctor Every Year

eye exam You know that you’re supposed to visit the dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup, and that you’re supposed to visit your primary care provider once every year for a physical. However, did you know that you are also supposed to visit your eye doctor once a year as well? From updating your optical prescriptions to getting screened for different types of eye diseases, it’s important to visit the experts at Wilkinson Eye Center every twelve months. Read on to learn more.

Update Those Prescriptions
Whether you wear glasses, contacts, or both, it’s important to come into Wilkinson Eye Center every year in order to get your prescriptions updated. Because your eyes change so frequently, a prescription that is a few years old is likely outdated and not doing you as much good as it could. You will simply get an eye exam and then one of the ophthalmologists at Wilkinson Eye Center will write you a new prescription that will help you to see more clearly.

Get Screened for Eye Diseases
If you have a family history of things such as blindness, glaucoma, or cataracts, then it is especially important for you to get your eyes screened yearly. However, if you don’t have any of these diseases it will be important to get your eyes checked as well. Remember that the sooner you catch things such as glaucoma or cataracts, the easier it will be to treat them and to save your vision from getting that much worse.

During your screening, one of the ophthalmologists at our office will simply look into your eye with a flashlight and with a sort of magnifying lens in order to see if there are any changes that have occurred to the eye or if there is anything to be concerned about.

As you can see, it’s important to visit the experts at Wilkinson Eye Center. If you would like to learn more about how you can take better care of your vision or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

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