Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.
Your eyes are a window to your overall health, and a comprehensive eye exam is not just a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. A complete exam will include testing for common eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma as well as monitoring for systemic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Any of these conditions may have an impact on your ocular health and vision.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Eye Care experts also estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.
Our office is equipped to see children starting at the age of 4 or 5 yrs old.
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions.