Regular eye exams are not only important to improve your vision but could be essential in finding eye diseases early and preserving your vision. Eye diseases are common and can go unnoticed in earlier stages, which is why getting your eyes checked regularly is essential.
How often should you get an eye exam?
- People with diabetes should have a dilated eye exam every year.
- People at higher risk for glaucoma should have a dilated eye exam every 2 years. This includes:
- African Americans 40 years and older
- All adults older than 60, especially Mexican Americans
- People with a family history of glaucoma
If you have any of the following eye problems, you should not wait for your regular exam and visit your eye doctor as soon as possible:
- Sudden decreased vision
- Draining or redness of the eye
- Eye pain
- Double vision
- Floaters (tiny specks that appear to float before your eyes)
- Circles (halos) around lights
- Flashes of light
KelseyCare Advantage covers one routine, in-network eye exam per year at no cost. Routine vision services can be provided by either a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic optometrist or a provider in the VSP network. To make an appointment you can call the 24/7 Contact Center at 713-442-0000. You can also search for other Vision Service Providers (VSP) here Find Medicare Vision Providers | KelseyCare Advantage, or call 1-800-877-7195.