FAQ: How Often Should I Get an Eye Exam?

8/12/2013 5:13:22 AM

Did you know that the month of August is recognized as National Eye Exam Month? This observance may not seem as exciting as others, but it is certainly just as important!

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In light of the observance, our agency would like to answer just a couple of the most burning questions when it comes to eye exams. First and foremost, allow us to answer the most popular concern: “How often should I get an eye exam?”

According to Mayo Clinic, having an eye exam every two to four years is critical for those who are between the ages of 40 and 65. Mayo Clinic also reports that those OVER the age of 65 should stay closer to one every two years. Of course, if you wear glasses and/or have contacts, you may be visiting more often than others—no matter what age.

Next, people may wonder what the importance is of GETTING an eye exam. There are a number of reasons why it is important, and we have just a few right here:

•    The sooner an eye doctor detects a problem, the better of a chance there is to treat and correct it.

•    Eye examinations can detect early signs of health issues, including diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more.

•    Eyes are not likely to feel pain, meaning an individual may never know if there is an underlying health concern. Only a doctor can find this out!

Now that you have the answers, it is time to book an eye examination appointment!

If you are concerned about what it will cost to have your eyes tested and checked, have no fear. With the right medical insurance plan from Mitchell and Mitchell Insurance Agency, you will not have to worry about an expensive bill. Ask about our options and learn more, today!

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