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How often should I get my eyes checked?

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When to get your eyes checked depends in part on your age and also on your eyes and family.

If you’re younger than 40 and have no eye problems, your doctor might suggest you get routine tests every two years. Or he or she could tell you that you don’t need any tests. Ask about what is best for you.

If you’re 40 or older, you should get your eyes checked every two to four years.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "When to See an Eye M.D."

FDA: "Saving Your Sight -- Early Detection Is Critical."

Prevent Blindness America: "Taking Your Child to the Eye Doctor."

MayoClinic.com: "Eye Exams: What to Expect."

All About Vision: "What to Expect From a Comprehensive Eye Exam."

National Eye Institute: "Finding an Eye Care Professional."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 10, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "When to See an Eye M.D."

FDA: "Saving Your Sight -- Early Detection Is Critical."

Prevent Blindness America: "Taking Your Child to the Eye Doctor."

MayoClinic.com: "Eye Exams: What to Expect."

All About Vision: "What to Expect From a Comprehensive Eye Exam."

National Eye Institute: "Finding an Eye Care Professional."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 10, 2017

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