Routine Eye Exams
In order to maintain healthy eyes you must have routine eye exams. Regular check-ups will detect issues that could later become serious and vision- threatening if not diagnosed and treated.
- Young healthy people without a personal or family history of eye problems should schedule routine eye exams every two or three years. As we age we become more at risk for many common eye and medical diseases; therefore, having an annual eye exam is very important.
- For people who already wear glasses and contacts a yearly exam is especially important.
- People with diabetes or a family history of eye disease should have their eyes examined at least once a year. Diabetes in particular can lead to very serious eye complications. Certain professions require eye exams - pilots and military personnel, among others.
If you experience any changes in your vision between regularly scheduled visits, you should schedule an appointment at The Reeves Eye Institute as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment of problems is key to preventing loss of vision.