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Comprehensive Eye Exams

eyechart Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams.

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.

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.

DON'T LET YOUR FSA/HSA BENEFITS GO TO WASTE

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1. Get an eye exam

As December 31 nears, you may be scrambling to make all those healthcare appointments you’ve been meaning to schedule all year. Your FSA covers a comprehensive eye exam so schedule yours today.

2. Treat yourself to premium lenses fit for your lifestyle

Once you’ve renewed your prescription, consider spending some of your surplus dollars to give your eyewear an upgrade. Have you been longing to try a better quality lens? Now’s the time. If you’re tired of toting your readers from room to room, maybe it’s time for a progressive lens such as Varilux®. Or maybe you’d like glasses that help you see life in the best light; Transitions® lenses automatically adjust from clear indoors to dark outdoors. You can even combine Varilux and Transitions and really treat yourself.Do you spend hours in front of your phone or computer? You could benefit from a lens that helps alleviate digital eye strain like Eyezen™.

3. Throw in some shades – even in winter

The days may be shorter, but the sun’s UV rays can still harm your eyes, even in winter. If prescription sunglasses are on your holiday wish list, go ahead and treat yourself to protect yourself! Your FSA covers prescription sunglasses like Xperio UV® polarized sun lenses, which virtually eliminates glare, are scratch-resistant and provide UV protection on the front and backside of the lens.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

 

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PLEASE NOTE:

OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING EARLY:

Wednesday, November 27th

office hours: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED:

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

through Sunday, December 1st, 2019

We will resume normal business hours

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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