Most of the risk factors (such as age,
race, and family history) for
glaucoma are beyond your control. If you are older
than age 20, you need to have an eye examination that includes tests for
glaucoma every 3 to 5 years. These tests may be done by an
optometrist or an
ophthalmologist. If there is a history of glaucoma in
your family or if you have other risk factors for glaucoma, talk with your
health professional about having more frequent exams. If you are at increased
risk, you need to have regular eye exams by an ophthalmologist.
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