Having a comprehensive eye exam regularly is an important part of any responsible eye care plan. It’s a reliable way to detect hidden vision problems or monitor changes when it comes to diagnosed eye conditions. Here are some signs you need to schedule your exam as soon as possible:
Certain Eye Conditions Run in Your Family
Heredity is a major risk factor for many eye conditions. Having a relative who has glaucoma, for example, increases your risk of developing the condition too. Having your eyes checked routinely can help in the early detection and prompt treatment of vision problems.
You Experience Sudden Changes in Your Eyesight
If you experience abrupt changes in your vision, visit your eye doctor as soon as possible. This may be a sign you need eyeglasses or contact lenses. It may also indicate a more serious eye problem, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration.
You Have Frequent Episodes of Eye Strain, Headaches or Visual Disturbances
Eye strain or headaches may occur when your eyes develop visual acuity changes or your current lens prescription isn’t as effective as it used to be. After your comprehensive eye exam, we may upgrade your lens power. Seeing floaters or any visual disturbances may indicate vision-threatening disorders. Schedule a consultation with your optometrist for a more detailed evaluation.
You Haven’t Had Your Eyes Professionally Checked for the Past Two Years
Regular appointments with your eye doctor can help safeguard your vision. Eye exams pave the way for the prompt diagnosis and treatment not only of eyesight irregularities, but also of systemic conditions. This is why we recommend having an eye exam at least once every two years, or as often as your optometrist advises you to do so.
Start taking care of your eyes and have an eye exam today. Call us at (703) 578-3600, or complete our form to schedule a visit. We serve Arlington, Falls Church and nearby VA areas.