It’s critical to have routine eye assessments, at Texas State Optical, no matter your age or physical condition. Our Leon Valley office is located in the Ingram Park Mall.
What is done in a full eye exam? Your eye doctor will evaluate your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, examine your eyes for common eye diseases, check how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
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In addition, a complete eye exam usually includes a variety of tests and procedures to assess both your eye health and the quality of your vision. These tests range from well-known ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complicated tests, like using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eye care authorities recommend you have a total eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Experts assert that from 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. The American Optometric Association (AOA), claims that all kids need an eye evaluation at 6 months of age, at age 3 and once again at the start of school. For those without vision issues or risk factors for eye problems, continued eye assessments should occur at a minimum of every two years during the school years.
More frequent eye testing is needed for kids with existing eyesight challenges or risk factors. Common risk factors for vision issues are: crossed or turned eyes, past history of eye injury, premature birth, developmental delay. or physical disease or illness.
The AOA advocates for an annual check-up for kids wearing contacts or eyeglasses or as their eye doctor instructs. Read on here for more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
How often do adults need an eye exam? For wearers of eyeglasses or contacts, a yearly eye evaluation is needed, as per the AOA. Even those who don’t wear eye glasses or contacts need an eye assessment every two to three years until the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual deterioration and overall physical condition. Eye doctors frequently recommend more regular testing for adults with high blood pressure, diabetes, and other disorders, since eye conditions often impact vision and eye health.
Are you over 40? Then it’s advisable to have your eyes checked every 1-2 years to test for well-known age-related eye problems like presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. See here for more information about Vision After 40.
As the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, people over age 60 need an annual exam. Read more about Vision After 60.