The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that most people have an eye exam every one to two years depending upon age and health.
By having an annual eye exam you are doing one of the important diagnostic and preventative actions you can do to ensure your vision will be the best it can be.
Some people are born being a higher-risk category for eye disease. If you are in this kind of category, you may need more frequent exams. If you notice a change in your vision or receive an injury to your eye, you should contact your eye care professional immediately.
During your examination at Cove Opticians Limited your eye doctor will:
- Record your visual and general health history
- Evaluate the health of your eyes including tests for glaucoma and cataracts
- Check for signs of high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases that can be detected during the eye examination
- Measure distance and near visual abilities
- Test eye coordination and focusing skills
- Check peripheral vision with screening visual fields
- Analyze and explain your visual problem
- Prescribe for your particular needs
If you have any diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, or thyroid disease, the health of your eyes could be affected. Medications can also effect your eye health. Make sure your eye doctor is aware of every medication you take.