Why do I need an annual eye exam?
Along with determining the proper prescription for eyeglasses and the proper fit and prescription for contact lenses, the doctor will evaluate the overall health of your eyes, how well your eyes work together, and determine if other health concerns might exist. The doctor will also check for glaucoma, cataracts, and the presence of other conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. Eye disease and disorders often occur without obvious symptoms. Early detection is essential for proper care and maintaining optimal vision. Because contact lenses are considered a medical device, the State of Colorado requires an annual examination for contact lens wearers; however, prescriptions for glasses may be filled up to two years at the discretion of your examining doctor.