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1. How often should I have an eye exam?
Eye exams are recommended periodically, with the interval differing for various age groups. In the first three years of infancy, a child should have vision checked along with normal pediatric checkups. Between the ages of three and six (the most crucial period of eye development) an eye exam should be scheduled every year or two. After that period, until adulthood, exams should be scheduled as necessary. During the twenties one should have at least one exam. During the thirties one should have at least two exams. In the forties, fifties, and early sixties, one should schedule an exam every two to four years. For seniors, an exam every year is recommended.In addition to these basic guidelines, people with a family history of eye problems, those monitoring a diagnosed eye disease, or those with certain high risk diseases such as diabetes, it is recommended that exams should be performed at least once a year. Regular eye exams are the best way to keep you seeing your world clearly.

2.I have perfect vision. Why should I have an eye exam?
Many serious eye diseases often have little or no symptoms until they are well developed. The only way to diagnose a problem early in such a case is to schedule periodic eye exams. This is the best way to preserve the clearest vision possible for life.

3.I have floaters that look like dots, gnats, flies, cobwebs. Is it important to have it checked out immediately?
Symptoms of floaters may or may not be a sign of an impending serious condition. In general, it is a process of aging or a benign pre-existing eye condition. However, in rare cases floaters can be a sign of serious retinal damage. It is imperative you have a thorough eye exam immediately to rule out the more serious condition. If diagnosed early a simple laser repair may be performed but if diagnosed later the condition may require an invasive surgical procedure.