The Importance of Vision Exams as You Age

At Medical Eye Center, we recommend annual vision exam for all our patients. Regular vision exams are an important part of protecting your vision. Taking care of your eyes ensures that you will have good vision as you age.

A routine eye exam could help you manage your overall health. In Medford, our doctors can get a sense of your overall health by checking your eyes. It’s not uncommon in older patients that we find signs of hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes in an eye exam.

Things that may cause eye damage include:

  • Health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Extensive computer use
  • Excessive Smartphone use
  • Chronically dry eyes
  • Genetic conditions
  • Working around chemicals
  • Ultraviolet rays
  • Prolonged contact with water
  • Eyeglass and contact lens use
  • Foreign objects
  • Age

Signs that you might need an vision exam include difficulty seeing clearly in certain conditions such as at night or when you are reading, if you see floaters in your field of vision, you notice other changes to your vision or if your eyes are dry, red and itchy.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had an eye exam or you notice changes to your vision, contact Medical Eye Center at 541-779-4711 or to schedule an appointment.