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Did you know that African American individuals ages 20 to 39 should get a complete eye exam every two to four years? And those 65 and up should receive one every one to two years? How are you keeping up with those numbers? If you need to look in the mirror in shame for a second, go ahead. If you have a hard time fully making out your reflection in that mirror, it could most definitely be time for an eye exam (or to clean that mirror—get some Windex, girl). It’s so easy to take our eyesight for granted. We can get caught up only focusing on things that affect our mortality, such as our blood pressure and heart health. But if your vision goes, or at least deteriorates, you’ll experience a drastic decrease in quality of life, and that’s nothing to blink at. Here are signs it’s time for an eye exam.

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You need to sit closer to the movie screen

Slowly but surely, you’ve needed to move one row closer to the screen at the movie theaters, every time you go to the movies. When you watch something at home, you move your chair closer and closer to the screen.

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