How often should you see the eye doctor?

At Hughes Opticians, we recommend that you have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses.

Here are some signs that you should get another exam on the calendar soon:

-Your eyes are red, dry, or itchy.  If you are seeing spots, flashes of light or floaters you should schedule an appointment sooner than later!

-You have diabetes or another health condition that affects your eyes. Also, if you have a family history of conditions like diabetes or glaucoma you may need exams more often, especially as you move into your 50’s and beyond.

-You can’t remember when you last had an eye exam. If it’s been longer than a year, you’re overdue!

-You have difficulty driving at night and seeing street signs in the dark.

-You experience eye strain, headaches and/or blurred vision after spending an extended amount of time in front of a computer screen.

-You get motion sick, dizzy, or have trouble following a moving target.

-You hold books or the newspaper further away from your face and squint or close one eye to read them clearly.

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?  Contact us and schedule your appointment today at (518) 439-4971!