Do you have good vision and rarely experience any eye problems? If the answer to both questions is yes, then you probably don’t go to the eye doctor very often. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.
Johns Hopkins University suggests how often you should visit the eye doctor at any given age, typically every one to two years.
Maintaining your eye health is the main reason you should visit the eye doctor – why wait until you have a pain or infection to take care of your peepers. After all, the eyes are the window to our soul – shouldn’t you take care of them?
Here are some of the reasons you should put that regular eye exam on your calendar:
- Your eyes change so it’s important to make sure you don’t need glasses or contacts or that your current prescription is correct.
- If you have constant headaches, blurry vision or eye pain.
- Some serious eye diseases have no symptoms.
- Eye exams can tell you about your overall health and possibly detect something more serious even if you don’t have any symptoms.