Hyperopia affects more than half of people over the age of 40, so it is important to get regular eye exams after this age. This is also when the risk of eye diseases such as glaucoma greatly increases. Doctors recommend getting regular dilated eye exams at this point in life. For those who do not wear glasses or contacts and have no eye troubles, it is recommended to have an initial eye exam at 40 and then a regular exam every two to four years until the age of 64, after which they suggest going every one to two years.
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