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Challenge yourself to find the letter “C” among the many zeros in the picture.

Why should I have an eye test?
Regular eye tests can detect and diagnose eye problems in the early stages, such as:

macular degeneration
The earlier these problems are diagnosed, the sooner you can get treated. This will improve your vision outcomes.

Eye tests can also help identify if you have trouble seeing at different distances. You optometrist can give you glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision.

You should see a doctor or organise an eye test if you notice any:

symptoms with your eyes
changes to your vision
People aged 40 years and over should have an eye test every 2 – 3 years. However, you should have a test more regularly if you have risk factors such as:

a family history of eye disease
high blood pressure
age over 65
Where can I have my eyes tested?
You can get your eyes tested by an optometrist. Your doctor can also check your eyes and your vision. If they think you may have a vision problem or eye disease, they may:

suggest you see an optometrist
give you a referral to an ophthalmologist (specialist eye doctor)
How much will I pay for an eye test?
Medicare subsidises eye tests given by optometrists for all Australian permanent residents. If the optometrist bills the government directly on your behalf, you won’t have to pay anything. This is known as bulk billing.