How often you should get your eyes checked depends on your overall health and any existing vision problems. Generally, it’s recommended for children to get exams yearly and that adults aged 18-60 get their eyes checked every year as well. If you’re over 60, you should get your eyes checked once a year or more frequently, as age-related vision problems are more common in this age group.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you should get your eyes checked every year, even if you haven’t noticed any changes in your vision. This is to ensure that your prescription is up to date and that your vision is not deteriorating.
If you have any existing eye health problems, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy, you should get your eyes checked more frequently. Your optometrist will recommend the best frequency for you based on your individual needs.