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Get Your Vision Checked 


The Basics

If you are age 65 or older, have your eyes checked every 1 to 2 years. People with diabetes need to have their eyes checked more often.

Regular eye exams help your doctor find eye problems early, when they can be easily treated. These 2 types of doctors can perform eye exams:

  • Optometrist
  • Ophthalmologist

What happens during an eye exam?

  • The doctor will put drops in your eyes to enlarge (or dilate) your pupils. A dilated eye exam is the only way to find some types of eye disease.
  • You will read charts with letters and numbers to check your vision.
  • The doctor will do tests to look for problems with your eyes, including glaucoma. Learn more about the test for glaucoma. External Links Disclaimer Logo
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