Your eyes can be a window into your overall wellness
A routine well-vision exam ensures you get the needed prevention, correction and improvement for your eye health. It can also be a window to other health conditions.
To protect your vision — and your health — optometrists recommend annual exams, particularly from ages 3 to 18 and after age 40, and no less than every two years. Your eyes can reveal numerous medical conditions, from high blood pressure to debilitating diseases, so eye exams should be part of your wellness and prevention schedule.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone should have a baseline eye screening for diseases at age 40. Many eye conditions are age-related and early detection can help save your sight.