Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults who have a comprehensive eye examination, including dilation, within the past 2 years
Baseline: 58.8 percent of adults aged 18 years and over had a dilated eye examination within the past 2 years, as reported in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 61.1 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Many eye diseases have no symptoms or warning signs, but they can cause vision loss and other serious problems if they aren’t treated early. Getting comprehensive dilated eye exams on a regular basis is the only way to catch some eye diseases early. Outreach and communication campaigns that focus on healthy vision are key to increasing the proportion of adults who get regular dilated eye exams.
Workgroup: Vision Workgroup