Maintain Regular Eye Exams

Is it Essential to Maintain Regular Eye Exams?

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan
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Regardless of your physical health or age, it is important to maintain regular eye exams. These appointments give you the opportunity to talk with an experienced optometrist about your eye health, so that you can stay proactive to protect your vision throughout your life.

More Than Checking Your Vision

During the eye exam, the doctor is doing more than checking to see if you need to wear contact lenses or glasses. This appointment is designed to assess your overall eye health, in order to look for specific diseases.

The truth is that an eye exam might help you identify other health problems that seem to be unrelated to your vision, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Maintaining regular eye exams is an integral part of protecting your overall health and wellness.

How Often Do You Need an Eye Exam?

As a general rule of thumb, it is best to visit an optometrist every two years. But, there are certain situations that might require exams more frequently, such as eye diseases or diabetes. Since these health problems increase the risk of vision loss, your eye doctor might suggest exams every six to twelve months. Increasing the regularity of the exams will help the doctor to monitor the progression of your disease, and treatments can be used to protect your vision if needed.

The only way to determine the right frequency for your eye exams is to talk with an optometrist about your individual health concerns. Schedule an eye exam, and have a conversation with the eye doctor to see if you need to come in more frequently. Additionally, you should always contact an eye doctor right away if you experience any symptoms of eye diseases or if you experience an injury to the eye.

During these exams, the eye doctor will have the opportunity to talk with you about regular habits and treatments that can be used to protect your vision and maintain good eye health. Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of regular eye diseases? We invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment. We are here to help! Call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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