Eye Examination FAQ
Birth to 24 Months:Infants should have their eyes examined at or before 6 months of age to make sure eyes focus and coordinate together and that the inside of their eyes are healthy. Any family history of strabismus, eye turns or amblyopia and an infant should have their eyes examined earlier. Treatment early means better vision for life.
2 to 5 Years:25 percent of school-age children have vision problems, and only about one third of all American children have an eye exam before entering school, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). A child with uncorrected eye problems may have trouble seeing the board in class, seeing friends and family’s faces clearly, and participating in sports. Regular eye exams ensure that eye or vision problems are found and treated early.
5 to 18 Years:A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is a key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing, chalkboard work, and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. A child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When his or her vision is not functioning properly, education and participation in sports can suffer, especially in today's age of computers and electronic games. Have children's eyes examined yearly.
19 to 40 Years:Most adults between the ages of 19 and 40 enjoy healthy eyes and good vision. The most common eye and vision problems for people in this age group are due to visual stress and eye injuries. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle and protecting your eyes from stress and injury, you can avoid many eye and vision problems. Have your eyes examined yearly.
41 to 60 Years:If you are over 40, you have probably noticed that it becomes difficult to read and see things close. This is called Presbyopia. This is the normal age related loss of focusing ability for thing within arm’s length. Eye examinations are important for clear and easy reading, working and computers.
61+ Years:Good vision is important as we age for driving safety, efficient work and protecting from falls and injury. Have your eyes examined yearly to prevent vision loss from cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes.
Be safe with your eyes at any age. If you are doing anything dangerous WEAR EYE PROTECTION