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6. Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly

Everyone, even young children, should get their eyes examined regularly. It helps you protect your sight and see your best.

Eye exams can also find some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, that have no symptoms. It's important to find these diseases early on, when they're easier to treat. 

Depending on your eye health needs, you can see either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist for an eye exam. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in eye care. They can provide general eye care, treat eye diseases, and perform eye surgery. Optometrists have had 4 years of specialized training after college. They provide general eye care and treat the most common eye diseases. They don't do eye surgery.

A comprehensive eye exam might include:

  • Talking about your personal and family medical history
  • Taking vision tests to see if you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (a curved cornea that blurs vision), or presbyopia (age-related vision changes)
  • Tests to see how well your eyes work together
  • Eye pressure and optic nerve tests to check if you have glaucoma
  • External and microscopic examination of your eyes before and after dilation

You might also need other tests.

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Are Your Eyes Starting to Act Their Age?

Find yourself holding items at arm's length in order to see them clearly? Say hello to presbyopia—a change that happens to all of us around the age of 40.

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Where Does Presbyopia Strike?

Symptoms of presbyopia can impact your life anywhere you look. There are many places each day where you want to be able to focus near through far with ease.

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