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Eye Screening Recommendations for People Under 40

If you're under 40, how often should you see an eye doctor and what are the exceptions?

If you’re under 40 and your eyes are healthy and vision is good, you
should get a complete exam by your Eye M.D. once in your 20s and twice in your
30s. If you experience an infection, injury, eye pain or unusual flashes or
patterns of light, or another condition, visit your Eye M.D. for treatment and
follow his or her recommendations for follow-up exams.

The exceptions are: 1) If you have diabetes or have a family history of eye disease, talk with your Eye M.D. regarding how frequently your eyes should be examined. 2) If you wear contact lenses, see your eye specialist annually.



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