3 Things You Should Know About Routine Eye Exams

3 Things You Should Know About Routine Eye Exams

Routine Eye ExamsRoutine eye exams are an important part of your medical care that often gets overlooked.  These 3 things will help you know if and when you need to schedule a routine eye exam.

How often are routine eye exams necessary? 

Usually, routine eye exams are needed every 1-2 years, depending on a few factors.

   For children, people who wear contacts, or anyone 40 years or older, routine eye exams are needed every year.

   According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, everyone else should have a routine eye exam every 2 years.

What is checked during a routine eye exam?

A routine eye exam usually includes checking refractive error, seeing if the eyes work together, alignment, ability to focus, and for diseases.

Who needs eye exams?

Routine eye exams are important for everyone.  They are important in adults to look for changes in vision or to check for signs of disease, and they are important for children because often young people don’t realize they have a vision problem. Vision problems in children can negatively affect their performance in school and their ability to learn, so it’s important to catch them early and make sure they are corrected quickly.

If you think you or your children might be due for a routine eye exam, contact us today at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry to schedule an appointment.

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