Getting an eye exam is the only way to be sure your eyes are healthy. But when do you need to see a doctor? And should you see an optometrist or ophthalmologist?
Online resources from the National Eye Institute (NEI) will help you find the right kind of doctor to meet your eye care needs. Get tips on how to talk to your eye doctor, learn about dilated eye exams, find a doctor near you, and learn about the cost of an appointment.
Eye exams and glasses can be expensive, so NEI's website provides information on programs that may offer help in paying for eye care.