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Eye Exam; How Often?

It is never too early, or late, to have your first eye exam. 80% of all learning is visual. To reach your full potential, and help kids reach theirs, healthy eyes and comfortable, clear vision is vital. The Nigerian Optometric Association recommends the following:

  • Between six and nine months: first eye exam;
  • Between the age of 2 and 5 years: at least one eye examination;
  • Between the age of 6 and 19 years: a complete eye exam once a year;
  • Between the age of 20 and 39 years: a complete eye examination every one to two years;
  • Between the age of 40 and 64: a complete eye exam every two years;
  • From 65 years old: a complete eye exam once a year.

A person’s eye care needs are very case specific and so the above recommendations may not apply in all cases.