Frequently Asked Questions
How frequently should I have an eye examination?
Don't take for granted your ability to see.
Even if you think you see well, it doesn't necessarily mean that your eyes are healthy. As optometrists, we can detect serious eye conditions (such as glaucoma and macular degeneration) in their early stages. Early intervention gives you the best possible chance of maintaining good vision. In fact, some health conditions such as diabetes can even be detected through regular, preventative eye examinations.
Make a regular visit to your optometrist part of your overall health plan. Our general guideline is summarized below. But every patient is different. Your optometrist can advise you on the best frequency for you.
|Six months||First complete eye examination|
|Age 5-19||Every 1-2 years, or as recommended|
|Age 20-65||Every 2 years, or as recommended|
|Age 65 and over||Annual examination|