You know you need to see your eye doctor in New York on a regular basis to protect your vision health, but how often is enough? The answer is more complex than you might imagine. How often you need an appointment depends on a number of different factors, including age and overall health.
As a general rule of thumb, adults between the ages of 18 and 60 should see an eye doctor every two years, while those over 61 should see the eye doctor annually. However, there are a number of reasons why you may need more frequent appointments. If you wear glasses or contacts, you should see your eye doctor annually, and you may also need to see an eye doctor at least once per year if you have a condition that puts you at risk for vision health issues, like diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with an eye problem, such as dry eye syndrome or macular degeneration, you may also require more frequent check-ups.
Don’t let your eye health take a back seat. Schedule an appointment for an eye exam with ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Hornfeld by calling (646) 350-3391 today. You can find out more about our services on our website .