Exams for Adults
Did you know that should have an eye exam every two years depending on your age - even if you don't need vision correction? And for those adults who wear eyeglasses or contacts, an annual exam is recommended by the American Optometric Association (AOA).
At University Eye Specialists, P.C., we recommend more frequent eye exams for adults suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions that may impact the health of your eyes.
If you're over 40, having your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration is highly recommended.
As the risk of eye disease can increase with age, persons over the age of 60 should be examined annually. In addition, it is recommended that adults with certain medical conditions be examined more frequently for related complications. For example, the American Diabetes Association recommends a dilated eye exam every year to monitor for any signs of diabetic retinopathy.
When did you have your last eye exam?