Early detection is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. Here’s a look at 5 common eye tests and how often you should have them.
Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. A complete eye exam includes five common tests to detect glaucoma.
It is important to have your eyes examined regularly. Your eyes should be tested:
- before age 40, every two to four years
- from age 40 to age 54, every one to three years
- from age 55 to 64, every one to two years
- after age 65, every six to 12 months
Anyone with high risk factors should be tested every year or two after age 35.
A Comprehensive Glaucoma Exam
To be safe and accurate, five factors should be checked before making a glaucoma diagnosis:
- The inner eye pressure
- The shape and color of the optic nerve
- The complete field of vision
- The angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea
- Thickness of the cornea.