How Often Should I Have An Eye Examination?
Regular Eye examinations by an optometrist or ophthalmologist are important for early diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. Even if you have never had any vision problems, regular eye examinations will help prevent vision loss from eye disease. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can diagnose many eye diseases that do not have any noticeable symptoms.
After your first visit to your eye doctor, he or she will determine how often you should have your eyes checked.
People with healthy eyes are generally recommended to visit their eye doctor every 1-2 years depending on their age or their risk factors for eye disease. People with existing eye conditions may be advised to have more frequent eye examinations.
The links on the left are eye conditions that are chronic eye conditions, most of which are related to aging or inflammation in the body. This is not a comprehensive list of all eye conditions or diseases; rather these are the eye conditions that are most likely to be influenced by diet.