An annual comprehensive eye health and vision examination is your best insurance policy to maintain a lifetime of clear vision and healthy eyes. During your comprehensive eye examination at Broward Eye Care, our Fort Lauderdale Eye doctors will assess the health and function of your eyes and perform various tests of your vision. We recommend a yearly examination as a wise investment in the protection of your eyesight.
Your examination will include a comprehensive evaluation of your eye health to detect diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, retina and optic nerve abnormalities. The ocular health evaluation is comprised of measurement of internal eye pressure as well as a thorough examination of the internal and external structures of the eye to detect the presence of eye disease.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess yourHelp your child choose eyewear risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.
Comprehensive Eye Exams For Children In Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Comprehensive Eye Exams For Adults In Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.
We look forward to your visit at Broward Eye Care for personalized eye care.