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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:
age-related macular degeneration
Remember, always follow the schedule your ophthalmologist recommends for future eye exams.
What Do Ophthalmologists Check During Eye Exams?
A comprehensive eye exam is simple and comfortable. It shouldn’t take more than 45 to 90 minutes. Your doctor may have a staff member do portions of this exam. Here is what the exam should include:
Your medical history
Your doctor will ask you about your vision and your general health. They will ask about:
Your visual acuityA “Tumbling E” eye chart from the 1950s. The chart has capital E’s facing in different directions, so people being tested can indicate which direction the letter is pointing, instead of having to read different letters.
This is the part of an eye exam people are most familiar with. You will read an eye chart to determine how well you see at various distances. You cover one eye while the other is being tested. This exam will determine whether you have 20/20 vision or not.