It doesn’t matter how old you are or your physical condition, regular eye exams are important!
A comprehensive examination of your eyes with our Tempe & Scottsdale eye doctors will first determine your current prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Then our eye doctors will check your eyes for common eye diseases and eye teaming ability. Health professionals know that your eyes may also be an indicator of your overall health. That’s why the doctor may also check or notice signs and symptoms that could reveal general health issues.
A complete eye exam at our optometry practice near Peoria, AZ includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate your eye health and the quality of your vision. There are simple tests, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
While each individual’s health and eyecare needs must be taken into consideration, eye care experts in USA and Canada recommend you have a complete eye exam, every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Eye Exams for Children in Tempe, & Scottsdale, AZ
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers 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. If a child does not have vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems they should continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. The following may be considered risk factors: Premature birth, Developmental delays, Turned or crossed eyes, Family history of eye disease, History of eye injury, Other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least once a year or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams
Annual Eye examinations
For those that already wear eyeglasses or contact lens, the AOA recommends having an eye exam once a year. 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 your rate of visual change and overall health. For adults with risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, our Lenscrafters optometrists often recommend our Peoria, Tempe and Glendale patients more frequent examinations. This is because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
Eye Health changes once you are over 40
, so it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60