Our comprehensive eye examinations include checking for glaucoma, CMV retinitis, diabetic changes, ocular damage from high blood pressure, ultra violet light damage, and a thorough evaluation of your general eye health. You should receive a comprehensive eye examination annually.
Adults. The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don't normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it's a good idea to have your eyes examined every year to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Children. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. Our doctors recommend all children have their eyes examined before their fourth birthday, and some sooner depending on family history and signs indicating vision issues. Dr. Tonya Watson has completed a residency in pediatrics and is happy to examine children as young as 9 months-old.