There’s so much more, including learning about symptoms of various eye conditions. We go into all of that on this website. In general, the symptoms that should trigger one to be examined include loss of vision, distortion or blurred vision, including the side or peripheral vision, in either eye, light flashes or floaters. If you have a family history of eye disease, it is especially important that you are examined at a regular appointment and to alert your eye care provider of your family history. The more women know about their unique risks, the better. In between your regular eye exams, pay attention. If you experience pain or irritation, or anything unusual in your field of vision, get it checked out.