Several factors may determine how often you need go to have your eye checked, including your age, health and risk of developing eye problems. General guidelines include: Children 5 years and younger. For children under 3, your pediatrician will likely look for the most common eye problems - lazy eye, crossed eyes or turned-out eyes. Depending on your child's willingness to cooperate, his or her first more comprehensive eye exam should be done between the ages of 3 and 5.School-age children and adolescents. Have your child's vision checked before he or she enters first grade. If your child has no symptoms of vision problems and you don't have a family history of vision problems, have your child's vision rechecked every two years. If your child does have vision problems or a family history of vision problems, have your child's vision rechecked as advised by your eye doctor.Adults. In general, if you're healthy and have no symptoms of vision problems, you should have your vision checked every five to 10 years in your 20s and 30s. Between ages 40 and 65, have your vision checked every two to four years. After age 65, get your eyes checked every one to two years. If you wear glasses, have a family history of eye disease or have a chronic disease that puts you at greater risk of eye disease, such as diabetes, have your eyes checked more frequently.
It is encouraged in the UK that people with eye or vision problems should have an eye test every two years. There are a variety of reasons behind this, one of which is that it could save you a lot of troubles in later years if you do get regular eye tests.Primarily, eye tests serve as a check-up to make sure that your vision correction prescription, your glasses and/or contact lenses, is up to date. Without right prescription, not only can your sight suffer but the condition of your eyes can deteriorate overall. It means that bigger problems may be arisen in the future which should be rectified in advance simply by taking an eye test.
Children should receive their first comprehensive eye examination before the age of 3, unless a specific condition or history of family childhood vision problems warrants an earlier examination.Anyone with a history of visual problems should get routine preventive care.People ages 20 to 30 should have an eye exam every two years, unless visual changes, pain, flashes of light, new floaters, injury, or tearing occurs. Then, immediate care is necessary.Yearly exams become important in the late thirties when changes in vision and focus along with eye diseases are more likely to develop.
Before age 40, every two to four years,from age 40 to age 54, every one to three years. from age 55 to 64, every one to two years,after age 65, every six to 12 months.Anyone with high risk factors should be tested every year or two after age 35.Early detection,through regular and complete eye exams,is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma.