Your comprehensive eye exam at our practice is about more than giving you clear vision. We work with you to understand and meet your visual needs to keep your eyes comfortable throughout the day. Your eyes will also be screened for a variety of ocular diseases, with early detection, your chances of successful treatment are much higher.
Infant and Child Eye Exams
Children should have their eyes examined by at 6 months, 3 years, at the start of school and then at least every 2 years following. If there are any signs that there may be a vision problem or if the child has certain risk factors (such as developmental delays, premature birth, crossed eyes, family history or previous injuries) more frequent exams are recommended. A child that wears eyeglasses or contact lenses should have his or her eyes examined yearly.
Adult Eye Exams
Healthy adults under 40 with good vision and who do not wear eyeglasses or contact lenses are recommended to have an eye exam at least every two years. Those that do use vision correction or have a health issue such as diabetes, high blood pressure or another health condition that can have an impact on your eye health should schedule a yearly exam, unless the optometrist recommends more frequent visits.
Once you reach 40, you become susceptible to several age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia, cataracts, or macular degeneration, therefore annual or bi-annual exams are strongly recommended.
As you continue to age, particularly after age 55, the risks of eye disease increase, and early detection can be critical to preventing significant vision loss or blindness. Scheduling a yearly eye exam can make all the difference in maintaining.