Vision & Age
The importance of eye exams
In a recent survey sponsored by Bausch & Lomb, people chose clear vision
as the single most important factor in good driving. So why is it that 87% of
us get our cars serviced annually, while only 56% have our eyes checked by a
professional each year?
A regular eye exam is the best way to protect your eyesight-- and an easy precaution to take-- as many sight-threatening diseases can be cured or slowed if caught early enough.
When to act fast
It is particularly important to have an eye exam if you notice a change in your vision. If your eye is injured in any way, you should contact your eye doctor. Your eye care practitioner may recommend more frequent eye exams if you have a family history of eye disease.
Be prepared for the experience
After you decide on an eye doctor, you can get ready for your appointment
with our handy eye exam
checklist and learn what to
expect during the exam.You can even test your vision yourself
before you go.