How often should I have my eyes tested?

It is important to have your eyes examined regularly. Your eyes should be tested:

  • before age 40, every two to four years
  • from age 40 to age 54, every one to three years
  • from age 55 to 64, every one to two years
  • after age 65, every six to 12 months

Anyone with high risk factors should be tested every year or two after age 35.

Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma.

Last reviewed on August 23, 2012

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