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