Eye Exams

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

A key prevention strategy to reduce your risk for AMD is seeing your eye doctor for regular, complete eye exams. The earlier your eye doctor diagnoses AMD, and the more frequently it’s monitored by an eye doctor, the better your chances are of controlling and treating the disease.

If you have a family history or other risk factors for AMD, ask your eye doctor about how often you should have your eyes examined.

If you’re over the age of 50, you’re at increased risk of developing AMD and should visit your eye doctor. He or she will tell you how frequently you should return, depending on the health of your eyes.

If you’re living with AMD, make sure that your eyes are monitored regularly to determine whether or not the disease is progressing, as changes in the eye can best be detected during eye exams.

With regular complete eye exams, your eye doctor can provide you with an early diagnosis and treatment options that may prevent future vision loss, so it’s important to get examined often, even if you haven’t noticed changes in your vision.

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