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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.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: Healthy adults who do not wear contact lenses should have an exam every 2-3 years. Contact lens wears should be seen annually. If you have an eye problem, then the frequency of exams is determined by your ophthalmologist.

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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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