Don't give up yearly eye exams if you wear glasses or contact lenses or if you have a family history of eye disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure.
Ways to save: If you don't fit into the above categories and you're younger than 65, you don't need annual checkups. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends an eye exam once in your 20s, twice in your 30s, at age 40, and thereafter as needed.
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