Everyone needs regular eye exams. The American Board of Optometry recommends yearly eye exams for general eye health. It’s important to schedule eye exams to monitor your eye health and check for problems. Conditions that are often detected during eye exams include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.