Your vision care starts with a comprehensive exam by our independent Doctor of Optometry. Routine eye exams can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before you are aware a problem exists.
A comprehensive eye examination includes careful testing of all aspects of your vision. Based on the results of your exam, your eye doctor will then recommend a treatment plan for your individual needs.
Most eye care experts recommend that you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses.
After 40 you may notice your vision has changed. They may be drier or some age-related loss of near focusing ability is normal; but with bifocal, trifocal and even multifocal contact lenses, you’ll be able to see clearly for many years to come.
After 60 and beyond there could be serious changes that may include cataracts. You also want to see your doctor right away if you are experiencing sudden eye pain or blurry vision as it could signal an emergency that may lead to permanent vision loss.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should have additional eye exams at age 3, and just before they enter the first grade; at about age 5 or 6.
Many kids start needing prescription eyewear in their teens, mainly because this is a prime time for the development of nearsightedness.