My husband received an eye test in June 2010 after learning from his uncle that he suffers from Glaucoma and his uncle has to have an eye test every year (12 months) due to this condition. When would you recommend my husband (he is nearly 51 years old) should have his eye tests every 2 years (24 months) as standard or yearly (12 months)?
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.
It is recommended that if you have a close relative with glaucoma (mother, father, sister or brother) and you are over 40, then you should have an eye test every 12 months. Otherwise every two years should be fine. Sometimes the optometrist will recommend a test more often depending on the clinical findings.