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  • Writer's picturePatrick Allen

Why having an Annual Eye Exam is so Important to your Quality of Life.

While we wish they were, many insurance programs do not cover annual eye exams, making the choice to get an annual check up a financial one for most. However, if you're able to afford an annual exam we highly highly recommend doing so.

Here are the 4 main reasons having your eyes checked annually is a great idea:

  1. Early Detection of Eye Diseases: Regular eye exams can help detect vision problems early, before they progress and become more severe. This includes common eye diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection and treatment of these conditions can help preserve your vision.

  2. Maintaining Good Vision: Regular eye exams can help ensure that your prescription is up-to-date and that your eyes are healthy. If you need glasses or contacts, your eye doctor can provide a prescription that will help you see clearly and comfortably.

  3. Monitoring Overall Health: Eye exams can also provide information about your overall health. Many health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, can affect your eyes and vision. Your eye doctor can detect signs of these conditions during a comprehensive eye exam and refer you to the appropriate health professional for further evaluation and treatment.

  4. Children's Eye Health: It is especially important for children to have regular eye exams. Many vision problems can be easily corrected if detected early, but if left untreated, they can lead to permanent vision loss.

In conclusion, a yearly eye exam is a crucial part of maintaining good vision and overall health, and it can help detect and treat eye diseases early.

About the Author: Ojos Del Mar is a world class eye care clinic and eyewear gallery in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. They specialize in comprehensive eye care, dry eye and keratoconus treatment, prescription eyewear, in-house lens finishing, contacts, and custom or hard to fit contacts. To schedule an appointment or learn aout the clinic and their 1:1 eye exam donation program, click here.


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Hi, I'm  Dr. Roya!

I'm an Optometrist with extensive experience and expertise in the fields of dry eye, eye comfort, keratoconus, speciality contact fitting, and comprehensive eye care.


As a globally recognized professional in my field, I shifted my focus in 2023 towards sharing my knowledge and skills with other practitioners in order to help the greatest number of people. To achieve this goal, I have established Ojos Del Mar, a concierge eye care clinic located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, where through a multi year Advanced Fellowship training program, I impart my knowledge to licensed Costa Rican optometrists, assisting them in enhancing the quality of eye care available to the people of this beautiful country. 

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