If you are younger than 40 and have no known risk factors for glaucoma, the doctor recommends that you have a complete eye exam every 5 to 10 years. This includes tests that check for glaucoma. The doctor suggests more frequent routine eye exams as you age.
The doctors also suggests that people who are at risk for glaucoma have complete eye exams according to the schedule below:
Ages 40 to 54, every 1 to 3 years
Ages 55 to 64, every 1 to 2 years
Ages 65 and older, every 6 to 12 months
Your eye doctor may advise you to have eye exams more often, depending on your level of risk and your overall eye health.
People at increased risk for glaucoma include those who:
Are middle-aged and older. The chance of getting glaucoma gets higher as you age, especially after age 40.
Have a family history of glaucoma.
Have high eye pressure (high intraocular pressure).
Are African Americans (for open-angle glaucoma).
Are East Asians and people with East Asian ancestry (for closed-angle glaucoma).
Are farsighted (greater risk for developing closed-angle glaucoma).
Have had an eye injury or eye surgery, such as cataract surgery.
Have high blood pressure (hypertension).
Have been taking corticosteroid medicines.
Because people with glaucoma may have normal pressures in their eyes, measuring eye pressure (tonometry) should not be used as the only test for glaucoma. It needs to be combined with other tests before glaucoma can be diagnosed.
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We are committed to providing the highest quality vision care to all our patients. Our office is equipped with the most modern instruments available for the diagnosis and treatment of vision and eye problems of adults and children. We provide primary eye and vision care services including routine evaluations, contact lens services, diagnosis of ocular diseases (glaucoma, red eyes, ocular allergic conditions, dry eye syndromes, injuries, etc), and preventive treatments of vision problems.