Complete Eye Exams
Regular vision exams are critical for people of all ages and should be scheduled every two or three years depending on your health, family history, and age. Also, any changes to your vision or eyes should always be checked immediately. Some early warning signs might include: flashes of light, new onset of floaters, blurred or distorted vision, including painful or red eyes. Some conditions have no early signs, so, your best prevention against vision loss is early detection.
Infants and children need to maintain good vision and correcting vision problems early in their lives help them develop better physically and educationally. An infant’s eye should be examined for general eye health. At age three and a half, a child should have a comprehensive eye exam. At age five, children should have a preschool vision and motility evaluation. The state of Kentucky does require an exam from an ophthalmologist or optometrist before entering school.
Teens and adults up to age 40 should have periodic eye exams. Those adults who, because of race, family history or disease have the potential to develop significant eye diseases, should be examined annually during this period. If ocular symptoms, visual changes, or injury occur, contact our office immediately.
Adults over the age of 40 should have regular annual exams. There are many sight threatening diseases that can be treated if caught early enough. Regular check-ups are vital to early detection and treatment.