A 48-year-old member asked:
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when should i see an ophthalmologist or an optometrist?

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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
11 years experience Ophthalmology
Baseline exam: Get a baseline exam soon to determine that your eyes are healthy, then every 2-3 years. If there is anything that comes up on the exam, the doctor will recommend a more appropriate interval for follow ups.
Answered on Feb 5, 2017
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