Does the optometrist need to know when I last had my eyes tested?
Yes. The date of the last test is important for clinical reasons.
For example, if a 70 year old patient last had an examination 6 months previously and their prescription had changed significantly, this might indicate that cataracts are developing fairly rapidly.
If the same change was observed over a 3 year period in a myopic 22 year old patient, this would be less cause for concern, because it would probably be due to an increase in simple myopia.
We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eyeBook an eye test
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