Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams.
During a complete eye exam, our Renton eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but 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.
"On average, we try to keep our comprehensive eye exams set to 50% on eyesight and 50% on health. That way, we can ensure your prescription is as accurate as possible yet really spend time on seeing the overall health of your eyes." Dr. Hofeldt
An exhaustive eye exam incorporates various tests and systems to look at and assess the well being of your eyes and the nature of your vision. These tests go from straightforward ones, such as having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, for example, utilizing a powerful lens to look at the well being of the tissues within your eyes.
Eyecare specialists generally recommend that you have a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years, contingent upon your age, risk factors, and overall health.
A few eye care experts estimated that anywhere from 5 % to 10 % of pre-schoolers, as well as 25% of school-age youngsters, have vision issues. As indicated by the American Optometric Company (AOA), all kids need to have their eyes inspected at 6 months, age 3 and again toward the beginning of school. Children without vision issues or risks for eye or vision problems still require vision screening at two-year intervals all through their school years.
Children with existing vision issues or risk variables ought to have their eyes checked even more often. Run of the mill risk factors for vision troubles comprise of: developmental delays, family history of eye afflictions, premature birth, past history of eye trauma, crossed eyes, other ailments or diseases.
The AOA suggests that kids who wear glasses or contact lenses ought to have their eyes evaluated at any rate every year or at their eye doctor's suggestion. Read on for more on Pediatric Eye Exams
Adults. The AOA additionally prescribes a yearly eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. On the off chance that you don't typically require vision adjustment you do need an eye exam every few years up to the age of 40, contingent upon your rate of visual change and general wellbeing. Specialists regularly prescribe more frequent examinations for those with diabetes, hypertension and different medical issues, in light of the fact that numerous maladies can affect vision and eye wellbeing.
On the off chance that you are over age 40, it's recommended to have your eyes analyzed every year or two to check for basic age-related eye issues, for example, presbyopia, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Read on about Vision After 40.
Since the danger of eye malady keeps on expanding with age, everybody over age 60 years old ought to be analyzed every year. See more here about Vision After 60.