All adults should have their eyes examined every 1-2 years, and those with eye or vision issues should visit their optometrist 1-2 times per year.
Regular eye exams are essential to promptly detecting conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.
According to the American Optometric Association, parents should schedule a Comprehensive Eye Examination for their children at about 6 months of age. Since vision develops rapidly after birth and plays a critical role in learning, vision problems that go undetected can have a significant impact on development.
At Brenart Eye Clinic, we offer comprehensive exams that cover all aspects of your vision and eye health. We start with questions regarding your daily life and any symptoms you may be experiencing at home or at work. We also take record of your vision, medications, and overall health.
Then our optometrists perform a visual exam to take a look at your eye and eyelids. This is done with magnification and light and may require dilating of the pupils. We also record your eye pressure with tonometry, which is an important test to identify patients at risk of developing glaucoma.
After these tests, we review the results and discuss any relevant treatment options or corrective lens choices.