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How often should I have a checkup at the eye doctor for astigmatism?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Refractive errors like astigmatism are part of the protocol for checkups at the eye doctor. You should be going to the eye doctor about every two years from childhood to middle aged adulthood. After about age 60, you should go to the eye doctor every year. People who are at high risk - those with diabetes, blood pressure problems, family history of eye disease, and personal history of eye problems - should be going even more often than recommended. Talk to you eye doctor about how often you should be going for a checkup.

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