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How often do you need an eye exam?

Regardless of whether or not you wear corrective lenses, it's important to have eye exams regularly to make sure there are no problems with your vision. Children should have their eyes checked at least once every one or two years. Adults who do not wear corrective lenses should have their eyes checked at least once every 3 years. Or course, if you experience any difficulties with your vision, such as not being able to read things clearly, you should see an eye doctor at the earliest possible date. couponPeople who wear corrective lenses such as eyeglasses or contact lenses need exams more frequently. A contact lens prescription is only good for one year, which means you will need to have an exam annually. On the other hand, most prescriptions for eyeglasses last for two years, meaning that you'll need an exam at least once every other year.

The price of exams can vary a bit depending on whether you wear contacts, glasses, or both. On average, you can expect to pay $60 to $100 for an exam. Some health insurance plans cover up to one eye exam a year, so make sure you check your coverage before making an appointment. In most cases, you'll need to go to an in-network optometrist to claim you vision care benefits. Be aware that eye exams for contact lenses cost about $10 more than regular eye exams.

On the whole, contact lens users will end up paying more for both exams as well as the cost of vision care. This is because contact lenses tend to be expensive, and you need other products like contact lens solution and cases that you must purchase on a regular basis. One great way to reduce the amount of money you spend on contacts is by shopping for them online. I like to use a store called, which offers all the major contact lenses at discount prices. This store also has plenty of coupons that allow me to save a decent amount of money on my orders.

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