The American Optometric Association recommends eye exams for healthy and low risk adults age 18 through 64 at least every two years. For those age 65 and older, it is recommended to have eye exams annually or as recommended by your eye care professional.
One common misconception we hear often is “I see well and don’t need glasses, so my eyes must be fine.” This statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Multiple eye disorders and systemic diseases can be completely asymptomatic or have other symptoms that don’t affect vision. The only way to truly rule out these conditions is to complete a comprehensive dilated eye exam at regular intervals as recommended by your eye care provider based on your own personal risk.