Why are annual eye exams important?

Annual eye exams are an important part of keeping your eyes healthy and your vision clear. Eye changes tend to happen slowly and over time. If you wear glasses or contacts—or you need them—you might not recognize your vision has changed, because you have adjusted to it as “normal.” A regular eye exam can help catch those changes and keep your prescription as accurate as possible. This is why regular exams are actually required for ordering contact lenses.

However, your annual eye check-up does more than look for a prescription change. It also checks for signs of other serious health issues that could threaten your eyes, like glaucoma or even diabetes. Eye problems and diseases often develop slowly and the symptoms may not be obvious, allowing them to worsen before you even realize they are there. A regular eye exam can catch the changes and help you take care of them. If it’s time for you to check your eye and vision health, let our experienced team help you. Contact Sight Eye Clinic in Zeeland, MI, for a comprehensive eye exam by calling (616) 772-2020.