Everyone needs regular eye exams. It’s important for adults to schedule eye exams to monitor their eye health and check for problems.

Conditions that are often detected during eye exams include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.

Patients of all ages have to remember to make time for check ups for themselves and their family. This is especially important for adults who have a family history of eye problems or have higher risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, certain medications, contact lens wearers and people with high prescriptions. All adults should have their eyes examined every year whether they wear glasses or not as part of their yearly wellness routine.