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  • Dr. Sandra Chiu

How often should I get an eye exam?

Ensuring you receive an annual comprehensive eye exam is critical in maintaining the quality and health of your eyes! While the individual needs vary with each person and their own unique health concerns, the general guideline for the frequency of eye exams recommended by the Canadian Association of Optometrists is as follows:

  1. Infants and toddlers from birth to 24 months should have their first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months.

  2. Preschool children ages 2 to 5 years should have at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years.

  3. School age children ages 6 to 19 years should have an eye examination annually.

  4. Adults ages 20 to 64 should have an eye examination every 2 years. Adults 20-64 with health conditions such as diabetes/cataracts/glaucoma/macular degeneration should have an exam annually.

  5. Adults aged 65 years or older should have an eye examination annually.

When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Make your eye health a priority and schedule an eye exam with Dr. Sandra Chiu today! To book your appointment click here.


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