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It’s important to have regular eye exams regularly regardless of you age or physical health.
When you arrive at Mao Eye Care for your comprehensive eye exam, expect us to determine your prescription for glasses or contact lenses, check your eyes for eye diseases, and evaluate how your eyes function together. We will also assess your overall health through checking your eyes.
A comprehensive eye examinationincludes various tests and procedures aimed at evaluating your eye health and the quality of your vision. Some of these tests are simple, such as reading an eye chart, and some are complex, such as using a powerful microscope to determine how healthy the tissues inside your eyes are.
You should have a complete eye examination every one to two years, depending on your physical condition, age, and risk factors.
Experts say that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision issues. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), every child should have his or her eyes examined at 6 months of age, at the age of 3 and again before school starts. The AOA further recommends that children without vision issues or risk factors for vision problems should have an eye exam at least every 12 months throughout their school years.
Children who have vision problems or risk factors should have eye examinations more often. Common risk factors for vision issues include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye problems
- history of injuries to the eyes
- other physical problems such as illness or disease
The AOA recommends that kids who have glasses or contact lenses should have and eye check at least every 12 months, or follow their doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
The AOA recommends a yearly eye examination for all adults who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you don’t generally require vision correction, you still should have an eye exam every two to three years until the age of 40, depending on your overall health and rate of visual change. The AOA recommends examinations more often for adults who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, as many diseases may impact vision and eye health.
Furthermore, if you are over age 40, you should plan to have your eyes examined every one to two years. This exam should check for common age-related eye issues such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually due to the fact that the risk of eye disease increases with advancing age,.