How Do Eye Doctors Check for AMD?

Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly

The key to preventing vision loss is regular eye exams. If you are 65 or older, you should get a complete eye exam every one or two years, even if you have no problem seeing well.

During a complete eye exam, called a dilated eye exam, the eye doctor widens the pupil of the eye with eye drops to allow a closer look at the inside of the eye.

The exam is not painful, but it may not be part of an eye exam for a new pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Be sure to ask your eye doctor for a dilated eye exam. This exam will allow your eye doctor to check for eye diseases such as AMD.