Eye exams promote good eye care

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Uncategorized

Published on August 18, 2011 with No Comments

Eye exams promote good eye health

Healthy eyes mean more than good vision. An eye exam can often detect serious health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes and even some tumors. Good vision is important to the quality of your life.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a schedule for eye exams that includes: screenings for children 5 and under for common childhood problems (many times this screening is done by the child’s pediatrician); exams for those 6-39 if any vision problems or eye injuries occur; a baseline exam at age 40; exams every 2-4 years for people age 40-65; exams every 1-2 years for those over 65

More frequent exams are recommended for those with a higher risk of eye disease, those with a family history of eye disease or a personal history of eye injury.

Taking good care of your eyes includes protecting them from the sun, protecting them from injury and having a complete eye exam when it is appropriate for you.

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