How often should you have an eye exam after age 65?

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How often should you have an eye exam after age 65?

After age 65, you should have an eye exam every year. It’s important to have regular eye exams because your risk for developing age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and cataracts, increases with age. Louie Eyecare Centre can help you keep your eyes healthy as you age.

Maintaining good eye health as you age is crucial. Here are some important points to consider:

  1. Regular Eye Exams: After age 65, it is recommended that you have a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. This is important for early detection and treatment of age-related eye conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.
  2. Healthy Diet: Consuming a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains can contribute to overall health and well-being, including eye health. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E may help ward off age-related vision problems.
  3. Quit Smoking: Smoking increases the risk of developing several eye conditions, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Quitting smoking reduces this risk.
  4. Physical Activity: Regular physical activity can help control systemic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, which can negatively impact eye health if not controlled.
  5. Wear Protective Eyewear: Protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light is essential. Always wear sunglasses that block out 99-100% of both UVA and UVB radiation when outside during the day.
  6. Manage Chronic Conditions: Chronic conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure, can lead to eye complications. It’s crucial to follow your doctor’s recommendations to manage these conditions.
  7. Limit Screen Time: Prolonged exposure to digital screens can cause eye strain, dryness, and discomfort, a condition often referred to as computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain. Taking regular breaks from screen time can help alleviate this.
  8. Sleep: Your eyes need rest to stay healthy. Make sure to get enough sleep every night.


Remember that early detection of eye diseases gives a chance for a range of treatment options and can often prevent future vision loss. Regular check-ups, a healthy lifestyle, and proper eye care can help maintain good vision and eye health as you age.

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