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NOW EYE KNOW!

Save your Vision BannerWhy is it important to have regular eye exams?

Even though your vision is perfect, it is still important to have regular eye exams. Many eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal tears can be vision threatening but may not show any noticeable changes in your vision until it is too late to treat. It is important to catch ocular conditions early to prevent permanent vision loss. In addition to ocular conditions, many systemic conditions can be identified in your eyes including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, strokes, and even brain tumors. The eye acts as a window to the body and signs of serious medical conditions often show up in the eye first. Catching these early can help ensure you live a long and healthy life!

Click HERE for more information about what to expect during annual eye exams. If you have any questions, feel free to ask Dr. Jennifer Aslam or Dr. Lara Priest!

Recommended exam frequency for the pediatric patient
Exam interval
Patient age (years) Asymptomatic/low risk At-risk
Birth to 2 At 6 to 12 months of age At 6 to 12 months or as recommended
3 to 5 At least once between 3 and 5 years of age At least once between 3 and 5 or as recommended
6 to 17 Before 1st grade and annually thereafter Before 1st grade and annually or as recommended thereafter
Recommended exam frequency for the adult patient
Exam interval
Patient age (years) Asymptomatic/low risk At-risk
18 to 39 At least every 2 years At least annually or as recommended
40 to 64 At least every 2 years At least annually or as recommended
65+ Annually At least annually or as recommended