How Often Do You Need an Eye Exam and Why?

You know you should see your dentist twice a year for a dental checkup and cleanings but how often should you visit your optometrist. Acting as your eyes into the world around you, literally, it’s important to make sure that your vision is constantly up to par and functioning properly. Read on to learn more about the importance of an eye exam and how often you should get one.

How Often Do I Need to Get An Eye Exam?
It is recommended that you get an eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and whether or not you currently wear corrective lenses like glasses or contacts.

Why Is It to Get An Eye Exam So Frequently?
eye check upYour body is constantly changing and whether you like it or not, it is constantly aging as well. Due to genetic disorders, eye diseases, your lifestyle, your age, and other risk factors, you may be more susceptible to things like cataracts than other people, which is why it really is important to get your eyes checked every one to three years.

Additionally, if you wear glasses or contacts your prescription will change every year or so depending on the strength of your eyes. And every time your prescription changes, you need to go in to have your eyes examined in order to get a new prescription.

What If You Don’t Get An Eye Exam Frequently?
You will turn into dust! No not really, but if you don’t get an eye exam as often as recommended your prescription will likely go bad if you wear corrective lenses, or there’s a chance that your eye doctor would have been able to catch an eye disease earlier on.

Just like with any part of your body it’s important that you are giving your eyes the proper care they need. To learn more or to schedule an eye exam, contact our office today !

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