Why is it important to visit an optometrist every year? As you get older, is it more important to go to the optometrist for an annual exam? What will the optometrist look for in your eyes? Unless you understand why going to the optometrist is so important, you may not make it a top priority to go. On my website, you will find a long list of reasons why you must visit your optometrist every single year. You will learn the problems that may be diagnosed and how early detection can impact the outcome. Hopefully, you will be inspired to contact your optometrist and schedule your exam.