- The Canadian Association of Optometrist’s recommends that a child’s first exam should occur by 6 months of age, again at 3 years, and every year after that time
- Adults over 18 years of age should normally be seen every two years.
- All contact lens wearers (Soft or Hard Contact Lenses) should be seen annually.
- Patients with systemic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or thyroid conditions should be seen annually or more often if recommended by a doctor.
- Patients on medications associated with significant ocular risk, such as Plaquenil, Hydroxychloroquine and Prednisolone, should be seen at least annually
or more often, if recommended by their doctor.
- Patients over 65 should be seen annually, or more often, if there are any active ocular or systemic diseases with known ocular risk.