Why Going To The Eye Doctor Is So Awful (2022)

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Can opticians get your prescription wrong? ›

Sometimes, your glasses prescription can be wrong because you didn't give accurate readings in your eye exam (especially if you're experiencing eye fatigue). It could be due to human error from an incorrectly written prescription. It could also be because your prescription has changed over time.

Do you really need an eye exam every year? ›

If you don't have any symptoms or vision problems, doctors recommend getting regular eye exams based on your age: Ages 20 to 39: Every 5 years. Ages 40 to 54: Every 2 to 4 years. Ages 55 to 64: Every 1 to 3 years.

Can I get a second opinion on my eye test? ›

You can simply seek out another physician -- in this case, a developmental optometrist skilled at testing for functional vision problems. If you do need to ask for a referral, simply ask your physician or eye doctor, and be sure to mention your concern about whether there may be a functional vision problem.

What can a doctor tell from looking in your eyes? ›

By examining your eyes in this way, your eye doctor can often detect conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arterial plaque, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, stroke, leukemia and many other conditions.


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