How often should you get an eye exam?

21144525_MWhen it comes to eye health, you likely have a lot of questions. One of the most important ones is: How often should I get an eye exam?

The answer: You should have your eyes examined every one to two years. Children should have their first eye exam when they are at least 6 years old. Children who wear glasses or contact lenses should have annual eye exams.

For adults ages 18 to 60, health experts recommend getting an eye exam at least every one to two years. Seniors 61 and older should get annual eye exams due to higher risk factors for eye disease, including the most common one, age-related macular degeneration.

If you have vision insurance, vision checkups are typically a covered benefit and are allowed every one or two years. Checkups are an opportunity for us to spot eye issues and problems early, when they are the most treatable.

At Utah Eye Centers, we have convenient locations in Bountiful, Ogden, Orem and Salt Lake City where our experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations. Each location has a full service, state of the art ophthalmic practice where we provide a broad range of procedures and use advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products to properly treat and enhance your vision quality.

We offer a variety of appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule. Need an appointment? Call Utah Eye Centers today to schedule one today at 801-476-0494.

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