Why You Should Get an Annual Eye Exam

Annual exams for your health are common. After all, most people are accustomed to getting physicals and dental checkups twice annually. However, it’s important to remember that your vision is certainly a critical part of your overall health, too. Don’t forget to schedule your annual eye exam along with your other health and wellness exams. 

You may be curious why annual eye exams are so critical. The answer is that your vision can change drastically over time, and it’s always a good idea to check in and make sure that there aren’t any issues. Here are a few of them to get your eyes checked out every year. 


Vision Correction

The most obvious reason that you should have an annual eye exam is to learn if you have vision issues. Perhaps you’ve noticed that things are a little blurry, or you experience dizziness or headaches. If that’s the case, you may need vision correction in the form of eyeglasses, contacts, or to simply increase your prescription if you already have one. 


Dry Eyes 

Dry eye is one of those pesky issues that can creep up on you over time. You may start to get used to it, and that’s certainly not something anyone should have to live with. Dry eyes can be a sign of underlying health or vision issues that you should have looked at right away. If nothing else, your eye doctor can let you know what the problem is and how you can correct it. Rubbing and itching your eyes can lead to damage to your cornea. It’s critical to remedy dry eye as soon as possible. 


Digital Strain

Do you use a computer or an iPhone regularly? The chances are that you do. If that’s the case, then you could be placing a huge amount of strain on your eyes. Your eye doctor can detect any vision changes and provide you with a few tips for how to manage digital eye strain to give your eyes a break that they need. 


UV Rays

Going to your eye doctor once per year is a great way to get a few friendly reminders about taking care of your eyes throughout the year. For instance, UV rays can severely damage your eyes over time. That’s why it’s so important to wear UV rays blocking sunglasses to help protect your eyes. Tips like this are a great reminder each year. 


Avoid Damage

Your eye doctor can detect the onset of a variety of medical conditions. Doing so could help you get on a treatment plan faster and could even potentially help you avoid vision damage. It’s always worth it to know where your vision is and if there are any signs of other medical concerns to watch out for.



If you’ve been putting off your annual eye exam, it’s time to put it on the calendar! Reach out to us today to schedule your initial exam. You deserve the peace of mind in knowing that your vision and health are working properly. We look forward to hearing from you!  

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