Eye careBy Mayo Clinic staff
Do you include eye care in your overall health care? If you're seeing clearly, it's easy to overlook routine eye care — but it's still important. Regular eye exams give your eye care specialist a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes, as well as detect eye problems at the earliest stage.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you might be considering laser eye surgery as part of your eye care. Understand who's a good candidate for eye surgery, as well as the risks and benefits of surgery.
It's also important to think about common vision problems as you age, from difficulty reading small print to cataracts and glaucoma. Knowing what's normal — and what's not — can help you promote the best eye care.