You pay regular visits to your family doctor and dentist, so why not your eye doctor? Regular eye exams can prevent or spot serious problems that could lead to impaired sight.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests seeing an eye doctor promptly if you have:
- Difficulty seeing properly, including double vision.
- Redness of your eye, draining or eye pain.
- Floaters, small specks that seem to “float” in front of your eyes.
- Halos that appear to surround lights.
- Visions that appear to resemble flashes of light.