It's important for adults to have eye exams on a regular basis to check for problems. Regular eye exams are critical for detecting:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
But everyone needs regular eye exams. This is particularly important if you have risk factors or a family history of eye problems. Children need their vision checked at 6 months, 3 years, and before first grade. These exams should be done during preventative pediatrician visits...
Symptoms may get worse at the end of the day and in drafty,
dry, smoky, or dusty environments.
Dry eye may also cause a type
of keratitis (inflammation of the cornea). Changes in the type of
contact lens and the way the lens sits on the eye may help correct this
Dry eye symptoms can be especially bad in
people who wear soft contact lenses. Soft lenses absorb water from the eye
surface and make the eye dry. Dryness may lead to patchy loss of cells in the
cornea. Trying a different type of lens may help the problem.