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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.


More than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are simple steps that everyone can take to help their eyes remain healthy now and reduce their chances of vision loss in the future.

Here are the top 10 tips from the Academy to safeguard your vision (for more information on each tip, click here):

1.      Wear sunglasses
2.      Don't smoke
3.      Eat right
4.      Baseline eye exam at age 40
5.      Wear eye protection
6.      Know your family eye disease history
7.      Early intervention
8.      Know your eye care provider
9.      Follow instructions for contact lens 
10.    Be aware of eye fatigue


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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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Nearly 250 Indiana Ophthalmologists have come to the indisputable conclusion that membership in the IAO is one of the wisest and most affordable investments they’ve made in the future of their patients, their practice and their profession.

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