Need an Eye Exam in Waynesboro, VA?
No matter your age or physical health, it's essential to have regular eye exams.
When you arrive for your complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only evaluate your prescription for glasses or contact lenses, but will also examine your eyes for commonplace eye diseases, determine how your eyes work together and assess your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Various tests aimed at evaluating your eye health and quality of vision are included in a comprehensive eye exam. These tests can be simple, such as having you read an eye chart, or complexa test involving a high-powered lens which examines the tissues inside of your eyes to determine their health.
Eyecare specialists recommend you have a complete eye examination every one to three years, depending on how old you are, risk factors, and general health.
Children. Many experts believe that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision issues. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that all children have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again before school starts. Children with do not have vision issues or risk factors for eye or sight problems should have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.
Children who currently have vision problems or risk factors should have an eye examination more often. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who need vision correction should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor's instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Adults. According to the AOA, every adult who needs vision correction should have an annual eye exam. If you don't generally require vision correction, you should have an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on how quickly your vision changes and overall health. Doctors frequently suggest that adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders have eye exams more often, because many diseases will have an impact on vision and eye health if left untreated.
If you are over 40, you should have an eye exam every one to two years to check for commonplace age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
The risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, therefore, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined yearly. Read more about Vision After 60.
Learn why regular eye exams are so important:
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