The biggest contribution that you can give towards the care of your eyes is regular, scheduled Optometrist appointments. South African Medical Aids recommend yearly check-ups. But circumstances such as previously detected eye conditions, clients that have prescribed glasses or contact lenses, clients with Diabetes, High Blood pressure and other diseases may lead to more regular tests. Your Optometrist will make a recommendation based on personal medical health. A major factor in eye health is infection, this is best prevented by regularly washing your hands and limiting touch of the eye area. Other factors include enivroment, smoking or working with harmful chemicals and age