Help and frequently asked questions

Does the optometrist need to know when I last had my eyes tested?

Answer: 

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.

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