The importance of routine eye exams
Routine eye exams are very important — regardless of your age or your physical health and especially if you notice any major vision changes.
During an eye exam, your eye doctor does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. He or she will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Also, eye doctors often are the first healthcare professionals to detect chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and other serious diseases.
Why Should You Get Your Eyes Examined?
An eye exam is one of the best ways to protect your vision because it can detect eye problems at their earliest stage – when they’re most treatable. Regular eye exams give your eye doctor a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes. Even if you think your eyes are healthy the best way to keep your eyes healthy is to be prepared and plan accordingly, eye exams will let you do this.
Screening for eye disease should be conducted at:
Newborn to 3 months
6 months to 1 year
As an Adult
Ages 20 – 29: one examination
Ages 30 – 39: two examinations
Ages 40 – 65: examination every two to four years Ages
65 up examination every one to two years
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