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How Often Should You Get Your Eyes Checked?


It Depends On How Old–Or How Young–You Are.

Regular eye examinations are important for a number of reasons. The most obvious, of course, is making sure that you’re able to see to do the things you want to do. Your eyes are continually changing, and regular exams help you and your doctor make corrections to your vision (via glasses, contacts, LASIK or other procedures) to keep your sight the best it can be.

But regular eye examinations for East Tennessee residents do something else that’s extremely important: they help spot problems early. If you have issues like glaucoma or a retinal tear, early detection can be important for protecting your vision. For problems like cataracts, early identification helps your doctor monitor the condition and provide you with guidance as to when treatment should be considered in the future.

Routine eye exams can also help spot overall health issues, such as diabetes.

How often should you get an exam? It depends upon your age.  The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends getting a comprehensive eye exam every two years between the ages of 3 – 19. This is because your eyes can change significantly during these years.

As your vision stabilizes in your twenties, exams may only be necessary every four or five years. After the age of 50, Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun in Knoxville recommend comprehensive exams every two years.

You should also schedule an eye exam any time you notice a significant change in vision–blurriness, dark spots, or other occurrences that cause problems or are out of the norm.

Scheduling an exam is simple.  Just call 865-584-0905, or click here to send a message to our staff.

Regular eye exams can improve your vision, your productivity and even your overall health. Make them part of your overall health routine.