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How often should you get your eyes checked?

How often should you get your eyes checked?

Depends: Obviously if there is a problem, the eyes need checking right away by an ophthalmologist. General points for anyone would be age 5, 13, 18 if no problems are present. Adults should be checked at 3-5 year intervals if no problems; more often with refractive or disease needs. After age 40, probably at 2 year intervals unless there are problems. ...Read more

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How often should you get your eyes checked by a doc?

How often should you get your eyes checked by a doc?

Depends on your age: Without symptoms, medical or eye conditions every two years should be sufficient for most people under 60. If there are visual problems, medical problems like diabetes or any number on eye conditions, the frequency of the exams should be determined by your ophthalmologist or optometrist. ...Read more

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How often should you get your eyes checked by a doctor if you have bad vision?

How often should you get your eyes checked by a doctor if you have bad vision?

Periodic eye exams: Children should be checked by an ophthalmologist once by age 5, again before age 10. Couple of times during teens. Every 2 years 20-35 and then every one year thereafter. This is for routine eye care. If there are problems such as poor vision you may need to be seen at more frequent intervals. ...Read more

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How often should I get my eyes checked?

How often should I get my eyes checked?

Eye exam frequency: I recommend an exam at least every 2 years for those without any medical eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration. Otherwise, i recommend an eye exam as indicated the specific eye problem. ...Read more

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I sometimes get black dots or black flashes in my vision. I have had my eyes checked and everything is fine. What else could this be?

I sometimes get black dots or black flashes in my vision. I have had my eyes checked and everything is fine. What else could this be?

Reassurance: Sometimes an eye exam by one doc is not helpful of reassuring you that your eyes are ok. It would be wise to see a different doc, preferably an ophthalmologist who will dilate your eyes and examine the posterior part to make sure all is well. You may just have floaters (dots, stringy lines, veils) that mah well be normal. Another idea is migrainous aura that may be episodic without eye findings. ...Read more

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Should i get my eyes checked if i think i might have night blindness?

Should i get my eyes checked if i think i might have night blindness?

Yes: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is a condition in which it is difficult or impossible to see in relatively low light. It can exist from birth, can be caused by injury or malnutrition (such as low vitamin a), or can occur with several eye diseases, most commonly retinitis pigmentosa. Definitely get your eyes checked. ...Read more

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I get dizzy alot. I don't take any medication and I've had my eyes checked. What other things can I look for as far as symptoms and sutions?

I get dizzy alot. I don't take any medication and I've had my eyes checked. What other things can I look for as far as symptoms and sutions?

Benign vertigo: There are many possible causes for dizziness. The most common is benign positional vertigo, which is dizziness worsened by rapid shifts in head position. I'm glad your eyes check out, but that's just the start of the investigation. A good next step is an evaluation by an ear nose and throat (ENT) specialist. ...Read more

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Lying in bed, eyes closed, cough, and I can see white lights at the corner of both eyes. Is it normal or should I get checked? (Retina detached once)

Lying in bed, eyes closed, cough, and I can see white lights at the corner of both eyes. Is it normal or should I get checked? (Retina detached once)

See ophthalmologist: This is usually the result of the vitreous (jelly portion of the inside of the eye) pulling on retina and causing bright light flashes. In view of your history of retinal detachment, you should see your ophthalmologist ...Read more

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A few weeks ago my eyes have been acting weird. They seem to focus so much on one thing that it hurts my head. This only occurs when i am in a hot room that is very bright. What is happening to my eyes and should i get them checked?

A few weeks ago my eyes have been acting weird. They seem to focus so much on one thing that it hurts my head. This only occurs when i am in a hot room that is very bright.
What is happening to my eyes and should i get them checked?

Sauna photophobia?!: "Hot room that is very bright"?! Where is this? Sounds like a sauna w heat lamps. Probably a natural eye protective mechanism while you're in a noxious environment. More details please or a pic of ths "hot very bright" locale. Sounds strange - a live checkup is warranted. Our creator only gave us one pair. No "screw-in eye spares" available! ;) ...Read more