Patients should have their first eye exam as infants, again at age 3-4, and before they enter kindergarten. If any problems are noticed at any time, a child should be examined, as development can change and alter the course of what should be normal vision development. Furthermore, a pediatrician may notice potential problems and refer your child to see a specialized optometrist.
Any young adults or adults who have not been to the eye doctor, all should also visit the optometrist to have a baseline exam. At this exam, the doctor will establish a vision history, medical history, and conduct testing to locate any vision problems or eye conditions.
At the end of this appointment, the doctor will recommend a follow-up frequency that is unique to your personal needs and based on your history. For example, those who wear corrective lenses and/or have medical conditions such as diabetes need to have annual exams at a minimum, and possibly more frequent follow-up visits for higher-level care and treatments. Those with healthy eyes and vision should have annual exams to monitor for change.
Contact lenses need to be checked for proper fit and prescription. Diabetic retinopathy needs to be closely monitored to prevent worsening and possible blindness. Uncorrected vision problems such as myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism, and lazy eye can all worsen without proper treatment.
The most important aspect of eye care to understand is that one cannot know the extent of his or her eye health without proper evaluation. Additionally, you should understand what options you have to enhance your daily vision and visual performance. Everyone deserves great vision.
What to expect at your visit
During a visit to the optometrist, the doctors and talented professional staff of Complete Eye Care of Medina will:
- Ask about any issues/symptoms you are experiencing.
- Conduct a comprehensive exam and appropriate advanced testing.
- Provide you with a custom treatment plan and vision correction options.
In the event you need custom corrective lenses or treatments, we will advise you and make sure you know all your options. If you need glasses, our team with over 60 years combined optical experience will guide you through frame selection and custom lens prescription options.