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Comprehensive Eye Exams

eye exams at eye center optometrists Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams at one of our practices in Richmond, Georgetown or Lexington, KY. We also have locations in Beattyville, Berea, Irvine, and McKee.

Our comprehensive eye exams are all-inclusive, such as building your medical and family history, testing for eye disease and visual skills, and retinal health.

While many adults are checked with standard testing, we help get children involved using pictures and interative games to ensure their vision is accurate and healthy. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes. Redo Comprehensive Eye Exams: Everything in an exam. Gathering patients medical, family, ocular history

Readings of PC prescription, eye pressure for glaucoma, refraction as well as dilation, Most people have a dilation every one or two years, depending on the exams.

Option for photos, but out of pocket. If everything is normal, no reason to take a picture. Biggest difference in child exams will use pictures and reasons are more objective with patient response. Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.

Children. 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 least every two years 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.

Adults. 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 two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. 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.

To schedule an eye exam at Eye Care Center KY, contact us today. We provide eye exams for residents from Georgetown, Lexington and Richmond, KY.

We also have locations in Beattyville, Berea, Irvine, and McKee.

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