How often should you get your eyes checked if you wear glasses?
Comprehensive eye exams are essential to not only your eye health but also your crystal clear view on the world. Prescription changes and possible signs of conditions are key components of what can be uncovered during eye exams. That is why continuous exams are key to keeping you and your eyesight at top condition. Wearing glasses is one factor in how often you should have an eye exam with an eye care professional.
Why Annual Exams are Important
If you wear glasses, it is critical that you visit a full-service optometrist for an annual exam. Adults’ eyes can change due to aging, medication and other health factors as well as use of technology and electronics. Having your eyes checked once a year will ensure that you have the most up-to-date prescription to see your best every day. Aging can also cause changes to your overall health. Our doctor will also evaluate your health and check for signs of diabetes, glaucoma or cataracts and recommend next steps if needed. Our advanced medical equipment and imaging can really give our optometrist a thorough look into your eye.
Parents, we recommend that your children receive annual exams as well if they wear glasses. Clear vision is vital to their ability to perform their best at school. Younger children should receive an exam at 1 year old, 3 years old and then 5 if they do not wear glasses.
Visit an Eye Doctor Sooner if These Issues Pop Up
There are multiple reasons to visit an eye doctor sooner than annually. If you or your child is experiencing any of these, contact us to make an appointment.
Consistent headaches: Your prescription may have changed and you might need an adjustment if you are suffering from many headaches that are interrupting your daily routine.
Blurry vision or eye strain: You may be experiencing a change in your ability to see close-up, especially if you work on a computer consistently throughout the day. You may need to add readers to help you see sharper up-close.
Floaters, spots, flashes of light: If you are experiencing these types of changes to your vision, we would want to see you sooner vs. later. Our doctor will want to dilate your eyes to see inside if there are any issues that need to be addressed.
Eye injury or loss of vision: We do offer emergency eye services if you have experienced a sudden change or if you have had an injury in or near your eye. We understand that this can be a scary situation, and we will take you step by step through what needs to be done with a compassionate touch.
Connect With the Trumansburg Optical Team Today
We are happy to discuss any symptoms you are experiencing or questions that you may have to help determine if you need an immediate appointment. Reach out through our online contact form.