The American Optometric Association recommends that children have their first eye exam by the age of 6 months, another exam at age 3, and again when they begin school. Children without vision problems should continue to have an exam at least every two years until age 18. If you child experiences vision problems or is at a risk for developing vision issues, they may need more frequent exams through their childhood. It is also recommended that adults have a eye exam at least every two years between age 18 and 60, with annual eye exams over age 61. Adults who experience vision problems or who are at greater risk should have an eye exam more frequently.
Routine Eye Exams
A routine eye exam consists of a variety of tests to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Our doctors may use various instruments and methods to closely monitor your eye health. Each test will evaluate a different aspect of your vision or overall eye health. Having regular eye exams is an important part of staying healthy.
Free InfantSee Eye Exams
The InfantSee Program is managed by Optometry Cares - the AOA Foundation, and is designed to make sure that eye and vision care becomes an important part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. As a participant of this program, we offer comprehensive infant eye assessments between 6 and 12 months for free. The American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby's first eye exam at 6 months. Our doctors will test for excessive amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, eye movement, and eye health problems.
Diabetic Eye Exams
Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. If you are diabetic it is important to have regular eye exams to monitor for changes in the blood vessels of the retina that indicate diabetic retinopathy. If not treated diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss.