Looking for Eye Care In Somerset or Latrobe, PA?
During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will optimize your eyeglass and/or contact lens prescription and also of course check your eyes for common eye problems or diseases. An assessment will be made regarding how your eyes work together as a vision team, evaluating your overall vision health.
A comprehensive eye exam includes multiple tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and quality of your vision. These tests range from reading an eye chart, to more complex tests such as examining the health of the tissue inside your eyes with a high-powered lens.
Eye care experts recommend a complete eye exam every year or so, depending on age, risk factors, and your general physical condition. We have 2 locations to serve you better, and have many happy Greensburg eye exam patients as well. Regardless of your age or health you can benefit from regular eye exams at our Latrobe or Somerset Optometry Practice.
Eye Exams for Pre-schoolers in Somerset
Experts estimate approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers as well as 25% of school-age children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, then again at age 3, and again before starting school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should continue with eye examinations every two years throughout their school years.
Children with existing vision problems or other high risk factors should have eye examinations more frequently. Some common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined annually and according to their eye doctor’s instructions.
Visit Somerset Eye Doctors For An Annual Eye Exam
The AOA recommends annual eye exam for adults who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction lenses, you still need an eye exam every two-to-three years until age 40, with extra consideration for rate of visual change and overall health. Our Somerset eye doctors recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other disorders due to disease impacting 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. Click for more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease increases with age, everyone over age of 60 should schedule annual eye exams. Read more about Vision After 60.