August 18, 2005-- Posted at 1:30 PM CDT
(HealthDayNews) -- Regular eye exams are key to maintaining healthy eyes.
The National Eye Institute offers these tips for finding the right eye-care professional:
- Ask family and friends about ophthalmologists or optometrists they use.
- Ask your family doctor for a recommendation.
- Contact a state or county association of ophthalmologists or optometrists.
- Ask your insurance company whether it has a list of eye-care professionals covered under your plan.