Regular eye exams are essential for every individual and their families even though many think they are only necessary for people with poor vision. Our experienced team at Iconic Eye Care in Edmonton encourages regular eye exams that benefit each patient and provides them with protection from possible issues. Continue reading on to learn why even people with great vision need eye exams.
A comprehensive eye exam can take longer than a regular eye exam. It involves taking a wide range of tests, including binocular vision testing, refraction, color vision testing, dilation with thorough retina assessments, a glaucoma check, slit lamp observation, and visual field assessments. An additional test will be needed if you wear contact lenses. Each one of these tests is meant to check up on your vision and diagnose any issues that may appear.
There are many eye diseases that do not show any symptoms in their early stages. Early diagnosis and detection are essential in ensuring the risk of permanent vision loss is reduced. Eye exams are also used to detect other systemic conditions that may often present themselves in younger children. They should be viewed with the same importance as vaccinations or regular doctor checkups are for children.
Children will need to undergo these appointments at 6 months, 3 years, after their first year in school, and every year after that. Adults with no family history of eye problems or increased risk factors should get an eye exam at least every two years. Once they reach the age of 60, it should be an annual appointment. If they do have a family history or increased risk factors, then an annual appointment is encouraged.
Contact our team today for more information on what occurs during these vital appointments. Call us to set up you or your family’s next appointment with a member of our expert staff and keep your eyes protected.