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Eye Exams

The importance of annual eye exams goes well beyond just making sure your vision isn’t blurry.

Even with perfect vision, annual eye exams are important to ensure overall health and wellness. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not know a problem exists.

Annual eye exams can detect other systemic health problems – like diabetes and high blood pressure. Some eye diseases are silent – like glaucoma. There are no symptoms to let you know there is something wrong, and late detection can lead to blindness. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems can help prevent vision loss.

In addition to assessing your visual acuity, an assessment of how well your eyes focus, move and work together will be conducted. Dr Thobani will then use a variety of microscopes, lenses, and digital technology to evaluate the health of all the structures of the eye and the surrounding tissue, which can detect unknown eye and systemic disease.

How Often Should I Have an Eye Exam?

In general, infants should be checked at about six months. Children should be checked at age three and five, and then every two years. Adults between 19-64 should be checked every two years and those 65 and older should be seen annually. Patients with other risk factors, and systemic disease (diabetes, high blood pressure) should be checked annually.

Schedule an eye exam at Eye Care By Design now.