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eye examAre you due for an eye exam appointment? How would you know? The frequency with which you need your eyes checked depends on various factors, including age. For children, an exam at six months, three years, and again before first grade (about six years) is recommended.

If you’re between the ages of six and sixty without vision risk factors, you should get an eye exam every other year. After sixty, schedule them every year.

If something changes in your vision between visits, you may need to schedule your next eye exam appointment sooner than later. Some of those changes may include:

  • Blurred Vision: Things have begun to appear out-of-focus like a blurred object in a photograph.
  • Sensitivity to Light: You are always wishing the lights were dimmer, or it hurts your eyes more than it used to when seeing bright lights.
  • Headaches: You are experiencing an increase in headaches, especially after staring at a computer screen, driving, or something that requires your eyes to focus. 
  • You See Floaters: You are seeing stars more frequently. 
  • Night Driving Issues: It is increasingly difficult to drive at night. Maybe headlights and taillights appear streaky. 
  • Changing Vision: You do not see things as well up close or farther away. You cannot read as well as you used to. 

If it is time for an eye exam, make sure you get an appointment scheduled as soon as possible. Here’s what you can expect at your eye exam appointment. 

Eye Exam Appointment – Asheville Vision Associates

1) You can expect safety: Here at Asheville Vision Associates, we take health and safety seriously. We have procedures in place to ensure the safest possible environment. Our team is committed to sanitation, distancing, and providing a clean space to minimize the risk of spreading sickness. 

2) You can expect to answer questions about your medical history: You can expect to answer questions about your medical history and eye health. You will be asked questions about medications you are taking and about changes in your vision.

3) You can expect your doctor to perform tests: Tests are required in order to determine your eye health and visual acuity. Based on the results of screenings, your eye doctor may recommend additional evaluation. 

4) You can expect your eye doctor to consult you regarding eye nutrition: One of the most important steps you can take between eye exams to ensure your vision and eye health are at their peak is to practice proper nutrition.

Asheville Vision Associates is your trusted eye health team in western North Carolina. Contact us to schedule your eye exam appointment today