Poll: Would These Symptoms Get You To the Doctor?
Almost two thirds of adults in the United States say that they have eye or vision problems, according to a national survey comissioned by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. But most of them don't get regular, sight-saving eye exams as recommended by their ophthalmologist.
A Lifetime of Eye Health
How Often Do Adults Need Eye Exams?
The Academy recommends that a healthy adult get a baseline eye exam at age 40, even if they have no history of eye problems or eye disease. Those who have chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, may require more frequent exams.
Those over age 65 who may be concerned about cost or lack of health insurance, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeCare America program offers eligible seniors a comprehensive eye exam and up to one year of treatment at no out-of-pocket cost.