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Why Do We Need Yearly Contact Lens Exams?

My colleague and fellow blogger,  Dr. Shaune Wallace, addresses the question: Why do we need yearly contact lens exams?

The whole article is worth reading, but here is is core issue:

"A thorough exam by an optometrist can identify potential problems before they occur. Careful selection of appropriate lens material and design followed by evaluation of the movement can help to prevent many of these problems. Yearly examination can then identify issues before they become serious."

As I always say, it is easier to prevent problems than treat them. If you wear contact lenses and it has been awhile since your last contact  lens evaluation, don't put it off any longer.

Be Well!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

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5 responses to “Why Do We Need Yearly Contact Lens Exams?”

  1. markie25 says:

    We should regularly see our doctors. Prevention is better than cure. Thanks for sharing this. This site will help too.

  2. eze2212 says:

    I think it is just a scam to keep the cottage industry of eye exams flowing. For the last 15 years, my prescription has not changed and I have perfectly healty eyes every single time.

  3. BrightEyesTampa says:

    eze2212,

    Yes, many people feel they know more than their doctor and disregard the professional advice they are paying for. Unfortunately, many of those same people people wind up with significant complications from contact lens abuse including corneal ulcers with permanent vision loss.

    Perhaps if you hadn't gone in for your annual eye exams, you would have such a problem. What person considers providing the best care possible another may consider a scam. Likewise with oil changes, dental exams, drivers licenses, and diplomas.

    -Dr. B.

  4. eze2212 says:

    I think it is just a scam to keep the cottage industry of eye exams flowing. For the last 15 years, my prescription has not changed and I have perfectly healty eyes every single time.

  5. eze2212,

    Yes, many people feel they know more than their doctor and disregard the professional advice they are paying for. Unfortunately, many of those same people people wind up with significant complications from contact lens abuse including corneal ulcers with permanent vision loss.

    Perhaps if you hadn't gone in for your annual eye exams, you would have such a problem. What person considers providing the best care possible another may consider a scam. Likewise with oil changes, dental exams, drivers licenses, and diplomas.

    -Dr. B.

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