Do I need an eye exam?


The importance of eye exams in maintaining eye health cannot be overstated. They are crucial for detecting several common medical issues as well as letting you know if you need to start wearing glasses or modify your prescription.

Every time, we advise scheduling a free eye screening at least every two years. However, it’s advisable to schedule an eye exam as soon as you can if you notice any changes in your vision, are a member of a particular age group or have begun to experience any symptoms.

Several justifications for scheduling an eye exam


Anybody can experience vision issues, however, some populations may be more vulnerable than others. This includes those who are 60 years of age or older and those who have a family history of glaucoma. For kids, we advise beginning as soon as possible. If you fit into one of these categories, it’s important to ask your optician how frequently you will require an eye exam.

Eye fatigue and migraines

Your eyesight may be worsening if you notice that reading, using a computer, or even driving causes you to strain your eyes. Another crucial indication of this is having headaches. Most of the time, this is readily correctable with a pair of glasses; simply schedule an appointment for an eye exam to obtain the necessary prescription.

Vision Illusion

Numerous distinct factors can contribute to blurry eyesight. These range from minor issues that can be resolved with glasses or contact lenses to serious illnesses like type 2 diabetes or glaucoma. The cause of this symptom can be better understood with the help of an eye exam.


Some people report seeing these tiny things floating in their field of vision. They can come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from microscopic black dots to spotty clouds. You must schedule an appointment to get your eyes checked right away if you see symptoms, even though they are frequently harmless and might be brought on by age.

a health condition

This means that you’ll need to have your eyes tested more frequently if you have diabetes or other medical issues that could impair your vision.

Halos: Observing Halos are brilliant circles that surround light. In some circumstances, it may simply indicate that you have heightened sensitivity to the halo/ora that many people experience at night. It’s worth getting this looked out nevertheless because there are other potential causes in aged eyes, such as cataracts and some corneal problems.

Difficulty Reading

Is reading getting harder or easier? This can be a result of your vision getting worse. Make an appointment with us so that we may discuss whether glasses might help to correct this.

Red, watery, stinging, or dry eyes

Long periods spent gazing at a screen without blinking might result in dry or irritated eyes. Eye drops can help, but if these symptoms persist, schedule an appointment at Hanson Opticians’ free Dry Eye clinic.

poor long- or short-range vision

To receive the best glasses prescription for you, schedule an eye exam if you struggle with poor long and/or short vision.

Family Background

If diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or high blood pressure run in your family, you should have your eyes examined more frequently than every two years. How frequently they want to see you each year might be advised by your optician.