is it time to see the eye doctor

Is it Time to See the Eye Doctor?

Much like the rest of your body, over time your eyes may change or develop health issues. We typically recommend annual eye exams for our patients at Seema Eye Care Centre. However, some patients may need more frequent check-ups. When is the last time you had an eye exam? If you can’t remember, it may be about time. Some other things may arise that warrant an eye exam sooner, these may include:

  • You notice changes in vision.
  • You have chronic dry eyes.
  • Your eyes are frequently red, irritated or itchy.
  • You often see spots, floaters or flashes of light.
  • You experience eye strain.
  • You have frequent headaches.
  • You have blurred vision.
  • You experience motion sickness when following a moving target.
  • You have a hard time reading books, newspapers, etc. (Must hold them far away, squint or close one eye to read.)
  • You have difficulty driving at night time.
  • You have a hard time reading street signs.
  • You have health conditions that may affect your eyes.
  • You have a family history of glaucoma or another eye condition.
  • You have not visited an eye doctor since you turned 50.

If an eye doctor has ever told you that you are at risk for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration or any other eye condition, more frequent examinations may be required to ensure your eyes stay healthy. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes increase your risk of related eye conditions and also warrant more frequent visits.

Don’t wait until you are experiencing vision problems to schedule an eye exam. At Seema Eye Care Centre we are dedicated to helping our community with any eye-related issues. Contact our Calgary eye clinic today to schedule your eye exam!