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When Should You Get an Eye Examination

 

The following guild lines are recommended by eye care professionals.


Patients without eye problems or not at risk:

 

 

Children

First eye exam at age 6 months

Second eye exam 2-3 years old

Third eye exam before preschool

Then every two years


Adults 18-60 years

Eye examinations every 2 years

Yearly eye examinations for contact lens wearers

Adults over 60

Yearly eye examinations


At Risk Children and Adults:


Children

First eye examination at age 6 months (or as recommended by eye doctor)

Second eye examination 2-3 years old (or as recommended by eye doctor)

Then annual eye examination (or as recommended by eye doctor)


Adults

Yearly eye examination or as recommended

If you or your child has been diagnosed with an eye condition you should have eye examinations as recommended by your eye care professional.



At Risk Children:

Family history of congenital eye diseases, metabolic or genetic diseases

Family history or observation of eye turn (strabismus), lazy eye, high prescription

Premature, low birth weight, or oxygen

Mother infection with virus or disease while pregnant

Development or central nervous system disorders

White pupil could indicated a serious disease, child should get eye exams as soon as possible


At Risk Adult:

History or family history of diabetics, hypertension, HIV, cancer

Family history of eye diseases, eye surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or blindness

Taking medications with ocular side effects, chemotherapy or radiation

 

 

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