How Often Do You Have An Eye Exam

Our eyes are our most fragile, so we have to take care of them. An eye examination [ ตรวจตา which is the term in Thai] can detect current and potential problems in your vision. To ensure the health of your eyes in the short and long term, optometrists recommend that you check your eyes frequently. But rest assured, it is not a question of consulting every month. In addition, this recommendation may vary depending on several factors.

Your Age Determines The Frequency Of Eye Exam

Optometrists recommend performing an eye exam every year for those under 18 and over 65. In adults aged 18 to 64, it is advisable to consult every year or every two years for this type of examination.

The examination of the eyes sometimes acts as screening; for others, it will be rather to prevent the risk of aggravation of the disease. In any case, it is a question of protecting you from any problems related to your vision.

How Does An Eye Exam Take Place

You first follow a series of tests with devices that take different measurements and your current glasses are analyzed. After that, the optometrist learns about the general state of your health, your lifestyle and your medical and family history, to better understand your symptoms and your needs. Then, it evaluates your visual acuity, to determine with precision the degree of optical correction necessary or not to the improvement of your vision. 

Finally, the optometrist assesses your eye health to track the various diseases that can affect the eyes, such as cataracts, degeneration and glaucoma. 

Also, the examination can sometimes detect systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes or hypercholesterolemia. 

If all these steps seem tedious, know that it is finally a routine exam that takes only 30 to 45 minutes.

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