Comprehensive Eye Check-up
Childhood vision screening
From birth through the teenage years, childrens’ eyes are growing and changing quickly.
Early screenings help to identify, when your child might need a complete eye exam.
Baseline eye exams for adults
If your eyes are healthy and vision is good, you should have a complete exam by your ophthalmologist once in your 20s and twice in your 30s.
There are some exceptions:
- If you have an infection, injury, or eye pain, or you notice sudden floaters and flashes or patterns of light, call your ophthalmologist.
- If you wear contact lenses, see your eye specialist every year.
- If you have diabetes or have a family history of eye disease, talk with your ophthalmologist about how often your eyes should be examined.
It is recoomended that adults get a complete eye examination at age 40. This is when early signs of disease or changes in vision may appear.
It is important to find eye diseases early. Early treatment can help preserve your vision.
Not everyone should wait until age 40 for an eye exam
Some adults shouldn’t wait until they are 40 to have a complete eye exam. Please visit an eye specialist now, if you have an eye disease or risk factors such as:
- high blood pressure
- family history of eye disease.
After an exam, your eye specialist can tell you how often you should have your eyes checked in the future. It’s important to follow the schedule, that your eye specialist gives you, especially as per your age.
Your risk for eye disease increases as you get older.
Eye exams for Senior Citizens
If you are 65 or older, make sure you have your eyes checked every year
Your eye specialist will check for signs of age-related eye diseases such as:
• diabetic retinopathy
• age-related macular degeneration
A comprehensive eye check may take anywhere between 40 to 60 minutes depending on your eye specialists recommendation.