If you are a generally healthy adult between the ages of 19-64 with no ongoing vision issues, the Manitoba Association of Optometrists recommends that you see your Doctor of Optometry every two years to examine the health of your eyes and to have your prescription updated or reverified. For individuals under the age of 19 and over the age of 65, it is recommended that you have an annual exam.
An optical prescription expires after two years to coincide with the timeline recommended
for a biannual eye exam. Even if you have 20/20 vision, it is important to see an eye doctor
regularly to monitor the general health of your eyes. Certain vision issues can persist without
symptoms or pain, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. An eye exam is more than just
getting an optical prescription to purchase glasses, it's about prioritizing the health of your