Seeing your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam is the best way to protect your vision. While telemedicine is awesome, nothing beats an in-person checkup.
If you are a healthy adult (no glasses and no risk factors), how often should you see an eye doctor? Here’s what The American Academy of Ophthalmology @aaoeye recommends:
➡ Adults Under 40: Every 5 – 10 years
➡ 40 – 54: Every 2 – 4 years
➡ 55 – 64: Every 1 – 3 years
➡ 65+: Every 1 – 2 years
@americanoptometricassociation has slightly different guidelines (in general, they recommend visits every 1-2 years).
No matter what, if you wear contact lenses or have diabetes, you should get an eye exam once a year!
Have you had your routine eye exam lately?