Eye Exams in Waco, TX
No matter your age and health, it's critical to have routine eye evaluations.
During a full eye check-up, at Eye Fashion Optical your Waco eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also examine your eyes for well-known eye diseases, evaluate how your eyes function as a tandem and evaluate your eyes as an guage of your overall health.
A complete eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to test and assess the well-being of your eyes and the level of your vision. These tests go from easy ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complicated tests, like using a high-powered lens to evaluate the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eyecare authorities recommend you have a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years, depending on your physical condition, age and risk factors.
Children. Some professionals claim that somewhere between 5% and 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of older kids have eyesight issues. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all kids need an eye assessment at the following ages: 6 months, age 3 and once more time at the start of school. Children lacking risk factors or vision problems for eye or vision problems must followup with eye check-ups at a minimum, every two years in school years.
Children who have risk factors or on-going vision issues need eye evaluations more often. Well-known risk factors for vision issues include: past history of eye injury, crossed or turned eyes, physical disease or illness, premature birth, developmental delay.
The AOA advises that children who wear contact lenses or eyeglasses must have eye evaluations at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist's eye doctor's directions.
Adults. The AOA also advocates a yearly check-up for adults who wear contacts or eyeglasses. If you don't normally need vision assistance, you still need an eye assessment every two to three years until age 40, depending on your rate of visual alteration and overall health. Doctors often advise more regular check-ups for adults with high blood pressure,diabetes, and other disorders, since many diseases can effect eye health and vision.
Are you over 40? Then it's a advisable to have your eyes checked every year or two to test for well-known age-related eye issues like cataracts, presbyopia, and macular degeneration. Read on for more on Vision After 40.
Since the chance for eye disease increases with age, anyone over 60 needs a yearly exam. Here's more on Vision After 60.
Dr. Trey Gerdes has been serving as the leading optometrist for the entire Waco TX area for 30 years. At Eye Fashion Optical he welcomes the chance to help you and your entire family see better and look great!