23 Aug Pro Vision Exam
Regardless of your physical health or age, it is significant to have eye exams regularly. During a pro vision exam, your doctor will not just determine the prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses, but will also look for common eye illnesses and access the overall health of eyes. A detailed pro vision exam includes several procedures and tests to evaluate and examine the quality of vision and eyes health. These tests include both simple and complex tests to examine all the tissues inside the eyes. Simple tests comprise of reading an eye chart whereas complex tests use high-powered lens.
Eyecare experts suggest having a complete vision exam every 1 to 3 years, based on your physical condition, age, and risk factors. Some experts say that approximately 25% of school-going kids and 5-10% of preschoolers have vision issues. According to AOA (American Optometric Association), eye examination of children must be carried out at the age of 6 months, 3 years, and then before starting school.
Kids without risk factors for vision problems or any vision issue should have their eye examination every 2 years throughout school. On the other hand, kids with existing risk factors or vision problems should have their eyes examined more often. Some common vision-related risk factors include:
- development delays
- premature birth
- history of an eye injury
- crossed or turned eyes
- family history of vision disease
- other physical disease or illness
The American Optometric Association recommends that kids wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses should get their vision examination at least every 1 year.
As far as the adults are concerned, AOA recommends an eye exam once a year for all those adults who wear contact lenses or eyeglasses. Even if you don’t have any vision problem, it is recommended to have pro vision exam after every 2 to 3 years, depending on your overall health and rate of visual change. Eyecare experts recommend frequent eye examinations for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses that can influence eye and vision health.
For adults over the age of 40, it is recommended to have an eye examination every 1 to 2 years to determine any age-related eye problem such as macular degeneration, presbyopia, and cataracts. As you get aged, the risk for eye and vision disease keeps on increasing. Therefore, all adults over the age of 60 must get their eye examination annually.
At Vision Optique, our eyecare experts provide comprehensive pro vision exam for the entire family. Routine and preventive eye exams are necessary to maintain good eye health. Most of the times, vision and eye problems don’t have obvious signs or symptoms, but can easily be detected by a licensed optometrist. Once the eye or vision problem is diagnosed at an early stage, our optometrists can suggest treatment options to prevent vision loss or restore vision.
During the pro vision exam, our opticians and optometrists will ask questions from you like existing vision issues or symptoms, any blurry vision, any medicines you are taking, your overall health, and working environment. Your previous vision or eye conditions and family history will also be reviewed during the eye exam.