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Thomas W. Meade
Doctor of Optometry

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How Often Should I Have an Eye Exam?

 The American Optometric Association recommends the following Examination Guidelines:

  • Infants & Toddlers should have an eye examination by 6 months of age, and another exam by 3 years of age.
  • Children should have an examination before entering school.
  • School age children should be examined every 1-2 years.  If your child wears glasses or contacts, yearly exams are important.
  • Adults should have an exam every 1 to 2 years.  Your eyes may feel healthy, but certain eye diseases develop without any pain or noticeable symptoms. Schedule a preventative eye health examination at least every two years, and more frequently if recommended by your eye doctor.