During your eye exam, Dr. Poe will determine your prescription for eyeglasses. He will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, asses how your eyes work as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of procedures to evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from reading an eye chart to using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside your eyes.
Eye pressure test for glaucoma and dilation of pupils is part of your routine eye exam. Most people’s pupil dilates every one or two years, depending on the exams.
Eye care experts recommend you to have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition. This is why physical conditioning at SBO is taken very seriously, as shown by Frank and Leigh’s pull-up, push-up, and Ping Pong battles.
Experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3, and again at the start of school.
Children without vision problems or risk factors should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school. However, for children with existing vision problems or risk factors, they should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions.
The AOA recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on the rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other disorders because many diseases can affect your vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. And because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.
Contact us today to schedule an eye exam at Sound Beach Optiks. We provide eye exams for people of all ages.