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Do You Get Your Eyes Checked If You Don't Wear Glasses or Contacts?

Do You Get Your Eyes Checked If You Don't Wear Glasses or Contacts?

Every year I dutifully go see my optometrist to make sure my eyes are healthy, sure, but mostly because I need to renew my contact prescription. If you're one of the 150 million in the United States who also wear glasses or contacts, you're probably the same.

For the rest of the population, the American Optometric Association recommends getting your eyes checked every two years in order to find any potential problems early. Regular checkups can catch vision disorders like glaucoma and macular degeneration early, as well as detect more general health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. But I know many people with perfect vision who've barely set foot in an optometrist's office. How about you?

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spexytalk spexytalk 5 years
I recently made a trip to the optometrist only to learn that my eyes are far worse than i had thought. She was surprised that I could even see at night. So I followed her instruction and ordered a cheap but super cute pair of clear frame glasses from www.Spexclub.com. Glasses aren't so bad when they're stylish.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I did last year for the first time. Everything was fine except that I do need a little help. So I ended up having to spend some dough on glasses that I rarely wear because I don't even really need them except at church in case we have to sit too far away.
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