Eye health is important, but some people may not even realize they have poor eyesight or eye disease. Eye diseases are common and usually don't have any symptoms. That is why regular eye exams are important.
Children should get their eyes checked at least once between age 3 and 5 years old.
People with diabetes should get a dilated eye exam every year.
People at higher risk for glaucoma should get a dilated eye exam every 2 years:
African Americans 40 years and older
All adults older than 60, especially Latinx persons
People with a family history of glaucoma
Why You Need an Eye Exam, Dr. Eye Health (YouTube)
Note: This video link is provided for informational purposes only and is not a direct endorsement of any individual eye care provider.
How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy, National Eye Institute
Choose healthy habits like eating well, staying active, and getting plenty of rest. This will lower your risk for diseases that can lead to eye problems.
Eye Health and COVID, MyVision.org
During the COVID pandemic some people have had a harder time getting eye care. Many people have used telehealth for eye visits or have ordered glasses online, but for other people it is very important that they visit the eye doctor in person.