Advanced Eye Care & Vision Centers for Adults
Adults under 40 with good vision and no family history of eye disease should have an eye exam every two years. However, as we age, we are more likely to suffer from eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma. Many other conditions may show early signs in the eyes, including high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. Early detection by an eye care specialist can aid in successful treatment.
For those who wear glasses or contact lenses we recommend a yearly eye exam with an eye care doctor.
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Regular medical visits with an eye care specialist for adults are important and the frequency of exams will vary depending on age and medical history. From about:
Ages 40 - 60
Sometime after age 40, difficulty seeing at near (presbyopia) will be a problem for virtually all adults. Other conditions such as dry eye or eye strain at the computer also are far more common. Therefore, after age 40 we recommend that all adults have a thorough professional eye examination to rule out problems with eye health or vision. After age 40 we recommend yearly eye examinations for all adults.
Ages 60 and above
The aging eye is prone to more problems, just like the rest of our body, Cataracts, macular degeneration, spots or "floaters" are more common, as are other conditions with ocular complications, like diabetes and high blood pressure. Therefore, we recommend that all seniors (adults over age 60) have annual eye examination with a digital retinal scan to rule out the potential problems of aging eyes. Those with a diagnosis of eye disease or other conditions like diabetes may need more frequent follow-up examinations.
Ages 20 - 40
For those with eye or other health conditions related to the eye (like diabetes), an annual eye examination is recommended. Otherwise, an examination every two years should be sufficient. Those who develop eye problems should schedule an examination with their local Doctors Vision Center immediately.
Recognizing Potential Adult Eye Problems
There are many signs and symptoms that an adult may be experiencing vision problems. If you notice any of the following, contact your local eye care specialist at Doctors Vision Center for an eye exam:
- Blurred close-up vision
- Blurred distance vision
- Light sensitivity
- Spots, flashes or floaters
- Eye pain (internal or external)
- Dry eye symptoms
- Chronic tearing
- Family history of Diabetes
- Family history of glaucoma, macular degeneration, or other eye diseases or conditions
Also, please seek immediate help from your eye care specialist at Doctors Vision Center if you have any of the following:
- Foreign objects in the eye
- Eye injuries of any kind
- Single eye blurriness (Seek immediate emergency care)
Your eye health is essential and, as we age, we must pay more attention to our eyes and overall vision health.