Why Adult Eye Exams Are as Vital as Your Annual Physical

Adult Eye ExamsYou may read this title, and think “’Adult Eye Exams?’ Shouldn’t that just read ‘Eye Exams?’” and “Are eye exams really as important as physicals?” To the first question – no. To the second question – yes and here’s why.

“Adult Eye Exams”? Shouldn’t that read “Eye Exams?”

Eye exams should be exact in who they are designed for. A child’s eyes versus an adult’s eyes are two vastly different scenarios. Whatever type of vision you are born with, one thing is guaranteed: your sight will change as you age. Some may retain 20/20 vision, while others may need to see an optometrist early in life. Children’s eyes are different than adult eyes. Having a specific eye exam will better help you receive the best care possible.

Are eye exams really as important as physicals?

Adult eye exams shouldn’t be scheduled when you notice changes or problems with your vision. It’s actually recommended that adult eye exams be scheduled annually, more so if you are over the age of 60. This is to monitor your vision and be able to find potential problems before they escalate.

Here are a series of questions you can expect when you come in for your appointment:

  • What vision issues are you experiencing?
  • What is your eye history, especially in your family?
  • What medications are you currently taking?

At Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry, we want to make sure you receive the best care possible to ensure prolonged optical health. In addition to adult eye exams, we also do children’s and senior citizen eye exams. Call us today to schedule your appointment!