Routine eye exams are important for anyone, no matter how old you are or your state of health. We offer a complete check and assessment of your eyes at all of our Eye Care Group, PLLC offices, located in Humboldt, Dyersburg, Ripley and Jackson, in West Tennessee.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) set the following guidelines for when comprehensive eye evaluations should be done:
The first eye exam should be conducted at 6 months of age, followed by another exam at 3 years old, and then again before beginning school.
Any adult who requires corrective lenses is recommended to go for an annual eye examination. According to the AOA, even adults who do not need any form of vision correction should still schedule an eye exam each year. Keep in mind that after age 40, many problems such as macular degeneration, cataracts and presbyopia become more common, and adults over age 60 are at an even greater risk of eye disease.
At Eye Care Group, PLLC, our team of qualified optometrists will check your vision and the health of your eyes using a variety of procedures and tests. Conveniently located around West Tennessee, in Humboldt, Jackson, Dyersburg and Ripley, we make it easy for you to stay on top of scheduling regular comprehensive eye exams.
Our eye doctors, Dr. Lindy Lewis, Dr. Kelly Duncan, Dr. William Bacigalupo, Dr. David Orwig, and Dr. Nicole Mills, will assess your eyes for visual strength and a number of common disorders and diseases. A range of tests will be used. You may be asked to read a simple letter chart to help determine your accurate prescription, and a powerful lens may be used to check the health of your eye tissues.
It is particularly important not to fall behind with comprehensive eye exams for your children. Reports estimate that 5% to 10% of pre-school children have a problem with vision. As children grow older, this estimate jumps to 25% of school-aged children. Visual difficulties and other ocular disorders, such as weak eye teaming or coordination, put children at risk for learning problems in school.
If you aware of any pediatric risk factors for eye problems in your children, it’s advised to call for a consultation.
Risk factors for eye conditions or eye disease development include:
- Family history of eye disease
- Eye injury in the past
- Crossed or turned eyes
- Delays in general development
- Premature birth
- Other diseases or physical ailments
Is it time for your comprehensive eye exam? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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