Frequently Asked Questions About Routine Eye Exams

Frequently Asked Questions About Routine Eye Exams

You know your eyes are important. You use them every day. Yet, like many people, you might not realize how important routine eye exams are to maintaining the health of your eyes and the quality of your eyesight. While every day habits like what you eat, how often you exercise (if at all), and whether or not you protect your eyes when it counts play a significant role in whether or not you maintain your healthy eyes for life. However, without routine exams to ensure that there are no developing concerns or issues to address, those efforts may end up being ineffective at preserving your eye health.

How often should I schedule my eye exams?

The frequency of your eye exams should depend on several different factors, but generally, most patients with healthy eyes under the age of 40 years old should visit their optometrists at least once every two years. Your eye expert may recommend more frequent visits if you have a family history of vision problems or if you begin to exhibit signs of deteriorating eyesight.

What if I need glasses?

If you need corrective glasses or contact lenses, then your optometrist can consult with you to determine the best solution for your needs and lifestyle. Examinations are often only half the battle of maintaining your eye health and sight. If necessary, sticking to your recommended treatment by wearing your prescription lenses as directed could be vital to your lifelong eye health.

Can you tell if I’m at risk for eye disease?

Yes. In addition to testing the quality of your vision and general eye health, your optometrist will also be able to determine if you’re at a high risk of developing a disorder such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy. If you are, then your optometrist will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Schedule Your Next Eye Exam with Us

Keeping up with regular eye exams is necessary for maintaining your good eye health and sight. For answers to more questions, or to schedule an eye exam with us, call Kirkwood Eye Center in Southlake, TX, today at (817) 416-2010.

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