National Eye Exam Month

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Eye Exams: How Often?

  • Children’s eyes should be checked regularly by an eye doctor or pediatrician and at least once between age 3 and 5 years to detect amblyopia or risk factors for the disease.
  • People with diabetes should have a dilated eye exam every year.
  • Some people are at higher risk for glaucoma and should have a dilated eye exam every 2 years.
    • African Americans aged 40 years and older
    • Everyone older than age 60
    • People with a family history of glaucoma

 

If you have any of the following eye problems, don’t wait for your next appointment—visit your eye doctor as soon as possible:

  • Decreased vision
  • Draining or redness of the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Diabetes
  • Floaters (tiny specks that appear to float before your eyes)
  • Circles (halos) around lights
  • Flashes of light

 

 

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