Everyone knows that regular eye exams are essential for long-term eye health. But how often should you be setting appointments with your eye doctor?
Instead of waiting until you have vision problems before scheduling an eye exam, it’s best to be proactive in your approach. The truth is that you might be experiencing vision changes that you aren’t noticing because the brain is working to compensate for the slow vision loss that can occur over time.
The most common recommendation from most optometrists and ophthalmologists is to schedule an eye exam every two years.
But there are different timelines depending on how old you are and whether you have any health conditions that could be affecting your vision. Your eye doctor will ask about your medical history to help determine the ideal timeline for your eye exams.
Here is a general overview of eye exam recommendations based on the patient’s age:
Sometimes, more frequent eye exams are needed because of conditions that could take a toll on your vision. For example, your eye doctor might ask you to come more often if you have health factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, eye diseases, or prescription medications that can affect your vision. Even if you don’t have a diagnosis, it’s wise to maintain frequent eye exams if there is a family history of eye disease or vision loss.
Is it time for you to book an appointment with an eye doctor? Contact us at Temecula Creek Optometry: (951) 302 -1331.