Routine eye care is important to maintain good vision and help to screen for any vision problems, eye diseases or general health problems before you may even be aware that a problem exists. Some eye diseases have no symptoms. Routine eye care helps to screen for problems so they can be addressed and treated early. Your doctor may use specialized diagnostic equipment as part of a complete exam to provide an evaluation of your vision and the health of your eyes.
As a part of your overall wellness plan, it is usually recommended that all adults schedule a routine eye exam every two years and annually after the age of 60. If you have specific vision or health issues, your doctor may recommend that you maintain a more frequent eye care schedule.