Regular Eye Exams Are Important because as we age, we become more susceptible to eye diseases and health issues.
Comprehensive eye care is preventive medicine for the eyes, it’s important to have one annually. During a complete eye exam, we will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
As we get older, we have to focus a little more on maintaining our physical well being than in our youth. Even when the rest of your body is perfectly healthy, vision-threatening eye conditions can still arise quite easily. An annual eye exam could diagnose a vision-threatening eye disease months or years before symptoms would show.
The trouble with many progressive diseases like age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma, is that they present with very few symptoms, if any. They also target older individuals, leaving those over 65 years old at a higher risk of developing an eye disease.
Adults should continue to have their eyes examined annually to keep prescriptions current and check for early signs of various eye diseases and issues. To prepare for your exam please bring along any glasses, contact lenses, eye drops that you use as well as a list of your medications.
Kingsville Optometry will perform a number of tests to check for certain conditions such as amblyopia and strabismus, but also other diseases and systemic conditions that can affect vision. These exams include testing your visual acuity, binocular, refraction, intraocular pressures, and ocular health. We are able to treat and manage many diseases including dry eye, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, amblyopia, cataracts, injuries and so on.
So much of how our children learn is with their eyes. Children will often not realize when their vision is blurred or uncomfortable until discovered in an eye examination.
Babies, toddlers and young children should have their eyes tested annually as vision is closely linked to the learning process, and poor vision can negatively impact a child’s schoolwork. A first eye examination for babies is recommended as soon as six months of age. It is important to consistently schedule children’s eye exams to help them become accustomed to and more comfortable with the exam. And our provincial health plan usually covers these examinations up to and including 19 years of age.
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Our optometrists truly care about your ocular well-being and your overall experience with us.
We encourage you to ask questions and we hope to answer ones you didn’t plan on asking.