If you need to schedule an eye exam near Ripley or Tiverton, Kincardine Family Eye Care is the place to go!
At our Kincardine office, a comprehensive eye exam will include various tests and procedures designed to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your sight. Some of these tests are simple, such as an eye chart test, and some are complex. One more complicated test often employed is using a high-powered lens which examines the health of the tissues inside your eyes.
Eyecare specialists suggest that you have a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years, depending on various factors including age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Some eye doctors estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision issues. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that all children have their eyes checked at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again before the start of school. Children who have no vision problems, who are also without risk factors for eye or vision problems, should have their eyes checked at least every two years throughout school.
Children who do have vision problems, or risk factors, should have their eyes examined on a much more frequent basis. Typical risk factors for vision issues include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
According to the AOA, all children who wear glasses or contact lenses should have their eyes evaluated once per year or according to their doctor's instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
The AOA recommends that all adults who wear glasses or contacts have an annual eye exam. Even if you don't wear glasses or contacts, you should have an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, based on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors generally recommend more frequent examinations for adults suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, as many diseases can impact your vision and eye health.
It's a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years, if you are over 40. It's important to check for frequent age-related eye concerns such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Doctors suggest that due to the fact that eye disease increases with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined yearly. Read more about Vision After 60.