Be on the ball with your eye health
When should an adults eyes be examined?
Adult examinations of the eyes should be performed on a regular basis.
- Young adults (ages 20 – 39) should have their eyes examined every three-five years.
- Adults ages (ages 40 – 64) should have their eyes examined every two-four years.
- Seniors (over 65 years of age) should have their eyes examined every one-two years.
High risk adults include:
- People with diabetes
- People with glaucoma or strong family history of glaucoma
- People with AIDS/HIV
When should my childs eyes be examined?
Visual function (including ocular alignment, etc.) also should be checked by the pediatrician or family physician during routine well-child exams (typically at two, four and six months of age). Later amblyopia and alignment screenings should take place at three years of age and then yearly after school age.
Is my child likely to inherit my need for glasses?
Possibly. If both the biological parents wear glasses, your children are likely to need them as well.
Why have I gradually found it harder to read without glasses?
The ability to focus on near objects decreases steadily with age and is referred to as presbyopia. Presbyopia is a natural aging of the lens. It is usually near the age of 40, when glasses or bifocals are prescribed to correct this condition.
Why does high quality eye care matter?
Regular eye examinations are important for children and adults because the eyes can be good indicators of overall health. Like many other health conditions, eye conditions can be treated if detected early.
It is important to allow enough time in your schedule for a thorough eye examination. Typically, these can take 1 to 2 hours but may be longer if you require special testing.
Many optometrists do not take the recommended examination time necessary for their patients. In fact, the average time taken by large companies like Specsavers and OPSM is 20 minutes. This can lead to the undiagnosed vision problems that contribute to blindness later in life.
At David Shanahan’s your eyesight is our number 1 priority. We value your health above everything else. David and Mark, carry out comprehensive 45 minute individual eye examinations that will measure your vision precisely.
We partner with German manufacturer, Zeiss, world leaders in Optical design and engineering. Cutting edge Zeiss equipment allows our optometrists to exactly measure errors in your vision. We then fit individual Zeiss lenses to your glasses.
In addition to your general eye care needs, they specialise in the treatment of dry eye, slowing down myopia progression in teenagers and the early detection and management of eye diseases, such as glaucoma.
Categorised in: Optometry
This post was written by David Shanahan