Family History

Regular optometric examinations are an important part of routine preventive health care. Many eye and vision conditions present no obvious symptoms, therefore, individuals are often unaware that a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for maintaining good vision and when possible preventing permanent vision loss.

The need for and frequency of vision examinations vary with age, race, medical history, family history, occupation and other factors. Individuals with ocular signs or symptoms require regular examination. In addition, the presence of certain risk factors may necessitate more frequent evaluations based on professional judgment.