Eye Care Timeline: Ages 20-39

Most young adults have healthy eyes. Nevertheless, occasional eye exams are still needed to be sure to catch any problems and to make sure any refractive errors are appropriately corrected.

For more information about eye health information for Adults Under 40 and answers to other questions about eye health for Adults Under 40, please click here.

Have a complete eye exam with an ophthalmologist at least one time between ages 20 and 29 and at least two times in your 30s.

You should also see an ophthalmologist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Changes in your vision
  • Eye pain
  • Flashes of light
  • Seeing spots or ghost-like images
  • Lines appear distorted or wavy
  • Dry eyes with itching and burning

Most important, take care of your vision by protecting your eyes from the sun and from injury at work, at home, or in sports activities.