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How Often Do Adults Need Eye Exams?

The IAO recommends that a healthy adult get a baseline eye exam at age 40, even if they have no history of eye problems or eye disease. Those who have chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, may require more frequent exams.

Those over age 65 who may be concerned about cost or lack of health insurance, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeCare America program offers eligible seniors a comprehensive eye exam and up to one year of treatment at no out-of-pocket cost.


Ophthalmologists are Medical Doctors (M.D.) or Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) who specialize in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and in the prevention of eye disease and injury.

The Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology promotes the highest quality, comprehensive vision, medical, and surgical eye care. We also provide professional advocacy, education, and value-added business services to our members.


August is Children's Eye Health & Safety Month

Refractive errors are just one potential cause of blurred vision, so it is important for your child to have an examination right away if they are experiencing symptoms. 

It is possible to have two or more types of refractive error at the same time. 

The most common refractive errors in children are:

  • Myopia (also called nearsightedness):  Close objects look clear, but distant objects appear blurred.
  • Hyperopia (also called farsightedness):  The words on a page will seem blurry, or it will be difficult to see well enough to do close-up tasks, like threading a needle.
  • Astigmatism (distorted vision): Astigmatism distorts or blurs vision for both near and far objects. 

Don’t Skip Vision ScreenINgs Even During Covid-19



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The IAO PAC is an important part of the lobbying effort of the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology and we need your support to make it effective.  The IAO PAC provides us with the opportunity to advocate on behalf of patients and all Hoosiers.


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