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how often should you have a eye exam?

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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Eye exam : Once a year is what you should your eyesight can change, also it's preventive.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How often do you need to get an eye exam?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: Eye examination is to detect problems and improve the vision with refraction. The time intervals vary with age, pre-existing eye condtions and systemic diseases. The intervals will vary based upon these. Beware of those who would schedule examinations too frequently in order to sell you more optical aids or perform lucrative tests.
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Does smokeless tobacco carry a high risk of mouth cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Any use of tobacco increases the risk of cancer, at multiple sites in the body.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How often should I get an eye exam?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
See below: The american academy of ophthalmology recommends a yearly exam with dilation once above age 40, but it may be necessary to have one more often if there is any pathology that needs to be followed.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Where can I get a detailed eye exam? How often should I get one?

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Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye exam: seek a board certified ophthalmologist for the exam. Follow up visits depend on the findings of the initial exam.
San Jose, CA
A 50-year-old female asked:

How often should infer an eye exam?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Annually: Unless double vision, floaters or decrease in vision occur. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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