Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

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Not everyone should wait until age 40 for an eye exam
Some adults shouldn’t wait until they are 40 to have a complete eye exam. See an ophthalmologist now if you have an eye disease or risk factors such as:

diabetes
high blood pressure
family history of eye disease.
After an exam, your ophthalmologist can tell you how often you should have your eyes checked in the future. It’s important to follow the schedule your ophthalmologist gives you, especially as you age. Your risk for eye disease increases as you get older.

Seniors and eye exams
If you are 65 or older, make sure you have your eyes checked every year or two. Your ophthalmologist will check for signs of age-related eye diseases such as:

cataracts
diabetic retinopathy
age-related macular degeneration
glaucoma
Remember, always follow the schedule your ophthalmologist recommends for future eye exams.