|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:
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:
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)
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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