Is it time for your yearly eye test? Even if you have never had any vision problems, regular eye exams by an optometrist or ophthalmologist are important for early diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions and diseases.
Regular eye exams might help prevent vision loss from eye disease, your optometrist or ophthalmologist can diagnose many eye diseases that do not have any noticeable symptoms. After your first visit to your eye doctor, he or she will determine how often you should have your eyes checked.
People with healthy eyes are generally recommended to visit their eye doctor every 1-2 years depending on their age or their risk factors for eye disease. People with existing eye conditions may be advised to have more frequent eye examinations.