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  • Regular eye tests should be an essential part of your healthcare routine.
  • Optometrists and ophthalmologists are healthcare professionals who can test your eyes, and diagnose and treat vision problems.
  • You may need to have your eyes tested more frequently if you have a diagnosed eye condition or another type of medical condition that could affect your eyes.
  • Scheduled screening of babies and children is available, but if you have concerns about your child’s vision at any time, speak with your maternal and child health nurse or your doctor.
  • If you wear contact lenses or you have an eye-related condition, you will need special tests to check your eye health.

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Reviewed on: 17-10-2015