Eye exams should be conducted annually to prevent long-term vision damage. If you have a particular medical condition that affects your eyes, your optometrist may recommend more frequent vision exams. The required frequency of your eye exams usually increases with age. Your optometrist will be the best person to tell you how often you need to take these examinations.
Today’s modern eye exams go beyond health; optometrists can now look for signs of high blood pressure, diabetic damage, brain tumours, as well as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration through eye exams.