Routine eye exams not only help ensure you are wearing the most up to date eyeglass or contact lens prescription but they are important in detecting ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. Here at Ft. Lauderdale Eye Associates, our focus is on helping you to maintain your optimal ocular health and vision as well detecting any early signs of systemic problems such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
When should everyone have an eye exam?
For adults, proper routine eye exams which focus on the early detection of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration or the effects that diabetes and cardiovascular can have on the eyes should be considered an important part of every adult's health regimen. A routine eye exam is recommended every 2 years or according to your eye doctor’s recommendation. Patients with diabetes or cardiovascular disease have a higher risk of developing ocular health problems and are generally examined more frequently.
Infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.
Children should receive eye exams at 3 years of age and just before they enter kindergarten or first grade. The earliest possible detection of ocular problems in children is important in preventing or correcting amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus. Both of these conditions along with uncorrected eyesight caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism can significantly impact learning and developmental skills in all children. For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or according to their eye doctor's recommendations.
For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or according to their eye doctor's recommendations.
Here at Ft. Lauderdale Eye Associates we have the most up-to-date testing and screening equipment and the desire to provide the best possible eye care to each patient every day.
We invite you to schedule your next eye exam appointment with us.