Optimally, an annual eye exam should help you to monitor your eye health, but a patient may need to schedule more frequently. Vision can vary a lot over a year, especially for those over the age of 50, teenagers and young children thus it is important to know when you should schedule an exam.
Unlike going to the dentist, it is usually not necessary to have an eye exam every 6 months. If you have conditions like diabetes, previous eye trauma or surgery, a lazy eye, or a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration then you may require more frequent eye exams.
8 Signs It Is Time For An Eye Exam
Here are 8 signs you should schedule another exam with BA Eye Site:
- 1. Swelling of the eyelids, itchiness, redness with or without discharge indicates a possible eye infection.
- 2. Sudden onset of any visual disturbances such as spots, flashes of light, or floaters could be a sign of a serious, vision-threatening disorder such as a retinal detachment, retinal tear, or retinal holes.
- 3. Difficulty driving at night by seeing street signs in the dark and dealing with oncoming car lights.
- 4. You experience eye strain, headaches or blurred vision after spending time reading or on a computer or other electronic devise. Headaches can be one of the early warning signs of a change in vision.
- 5. You easily become motion sick, dizzy, or have trouble tracking a moving target.
- 6. You have to push books or the newspaper further away and squint or search for more light to read them clearly.
- 7. You notice any changes in your vision after experiencing head trauma.
- 8. You can’t remember when you last had an eye exam.
Why want until you experience any of these signs to schedule an eye exam. At BA Eye Site in Broken Arrow it is easy, fast, convenient and affordable. A comprehensive eye exam can detect a wide range of diseases like diabetes and even cancer just by testing your eyes. If you need eye care in Tulsa and are in the market for an optometrist, give us a call (918) 893-3769. We accept SoonerCare, Untied HealthCare,VSP, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Eyemed and most medical and vision plans like Vision Service Plan.
Your Broken Arrow Optometrist
Dr. Matthew Ozment