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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.

Whether you work outdoors, in an office, or with heavy equipoment, eye safety is always important.

People who work outdoors or with heavy equipment or chemicals tend to get more injuries than office workers. The best way to prevent eye injuries if you work outdoors? A familiar message: Glasses, goggles or physical eye protection

The eyewear you need depends on the hazards you face. 

  • Safety glasses with side protection (side shields) if you work around particles, flying objects or dust;
  • Goggles if you handle chemicals;
  • Specially designed safety glasses, goggles, face shields or helmets if you work near hazardous radiation, such as welding, lasers or fiber optics.

But even gazing at computer all day can cause eyestrain. If you work in the office, sit at least an arm’s length from the screen, take regular eye breaks and look away from the computer. Use artificial tears if you develop dry eye and keep your screen brightness similar to the room light.

      • Keep your distance - about 25 inches away.
      • Reduce glare
      • Adjust lighting
      • Give your eyes a break - Remember to blink and follow the 20-20-20 rule.
      • Keep eyes moist
      • Stop using devices before bed

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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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