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How Often Do You Need an Eye Exam?

How Often Do You Need an Eye Exam?

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Tue, 07/30/2019 - 9:00am

When it comes to taking care of your eyes nothing helps more than a comprehensive eye exam from your family eye care professional. Depending on your eye health, it’s important to get an eye exam annually or every few years. 

What is a Complete Eye Exam?

A complete, or comprehensive eye exam, the eyes are dilated. The doctor will widen the pupil of the eye with drops in order to get a better look at the inside of your eyes. A variety of other tests will be performed to see if you are showing symptoms of other eye diseases. One common test is the air test, which helps eye doctors screen for glaucoma. 

A comprehensive eye exam differs from the vision tests though which merely check your eyesight. 

How Often Should You Go to the Eye Doctor? 

Generally, if you do not have any serious eye issues or risks you can get a comprehensive eye exam done less frequently. For instance, if you are under 40 years old you can get a complete exam every 2-4 years. 

Once you are 65 years old it’s important to visit your eye doctor annually. People with special eye risks — like diabetes, previous eye trauma, or family history of glaucoma — you may need to see your eye doctor more frequently. 

Call Pycraft Family Eye Care in Wooster today to schedule your eye exam.