Vision is one of our 5 essential senses in our day-to-day life, that is why it is important to check that everything is going well and to visit our ophthalmologist for an eye exam.
Why is an eye exam important?
An eye exam is important to detect eye problems early and determine a treatment for them. These exams can correct changes in vision and offer advice for managing your eyes.
When to perform an eye exam?
Several factors can determine how often you need an eye exam, including
Risk of developing eye problems.
Children up to 3 years and under
For children under 3 years of age, the pediatrician is the one who will look for a common eye problem in children such as: amblyopia, strabismus or exotropia.
If there are eye symptoms, an exam is appropriate at that time, regardless of the child's age.
School-age children and adolescents
It is important to check your child's vision before he enters kindergarten. If your child has no symptoms of vision problems, and there is no family history of vision problems, have a sample exam every one to two years. Otherwise, schedule eye exams as recommended by your ophthalmologist.
In general, if you are healthy and do not have symptoms of vision problems, carry out an ophthalmological check according to your age:
Every five to ten years if you are between 20 and 30 years old
Every two to four years if you are between 40 and 54 years old
Every one to three years if you are between 55 to 64 years old
Every one to two years after age 65
Get more frequent eye exams if:
The eyes utility in our life is amazing, these are considered as one of the most complex and developed organs by the human being, that is why its appropriate functionality is so important.
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