- Do you or a family member wear glasses for reading, distance vision or both?
- Do your children, grandchildren or other children you care for sit too close to the TV, have trouble with hand-eye coordination or complain of headaches?
- Has your school-age child or grandchild ever received a thorough eye exam from an eye doctor (do not count school exams)?
- Do you or anyone in your immediate family (parents or siblings) have high blood pressure or diabetes?
- Do you or a family member spend several hours each day looking at a computer screen or experience frequent headaches after working at a computer?
- Have you or a family member been diagnosed or treated for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or other eye problems?
- Do you spend time outdoors without sunglasses that have 100% UV and glare protection?
- Do you have tired or burning eyes or rub your eyes frequently?
- Do you or a family member have difficulty seeing at night?
If you answered yes to more than one question for yourself or a family member, or if it’s been longer than one to three years (depending on your age and your doctor’s recommendation) since you or a family member last had an eye exam, it’s time to schedule an appointment.
The Vision Council of America has created a “One Minute Sight Saver Test” as part of their “Check Yearly. See Clearly.” vision protection program.