Vision Screening Recommendations for Adults Under 40
If your eyes are healthy and vision is good, have a complete exam by your ophthalmologist once in your 20s and twice in your 30s. If you experience an infection, injury, eye pain or unusual flashes or patterns of light, or another condition, visit your ophthalmologist for treatment and follow his or her recommendations for follow-up exams.
Exceptions: If you wear contact lenses, see your eye specialist annually. If you have diabetes or have a family history of eye disease, talk with your ophthalmologist regarding how frequently your eyes should be examined.