Do I really need an eye exam? What should I expect if I come in for an exam?We are so glad you are asking! We are passionate about healthy eyes and our specialists would love to help you out. The simplest answer to the question, “Do I really need an eye exam?”, is that if you’ve never had one before or haven’t had one in the last few years then it is certainly important to stop in for one. Depending on your overall health and any pre-existing eye conditions, it might actually be recommended that you come in for an exam on a yearly basis or in some cases every 3-4 months. Not only is eye health important so that you can see clearly for a lifetime but your eye care provider is often able to provide unique insight into other potential medical issues that may be initially discovered during an eye exam. Here are some general guidelines to help you determine how often your eyes should be examined if you have no risk factors for eye disease (such as diabetes).