No matter how old you may be, having regular vision and eye exams is vital to maintaining great eye and vision health. Nevertheless, many people tend to skip eye and vision exams until a noticeable issue emerges. If you live in Arlington Heights, Barrington, or the surrounding communities, choose AssureVision for your eye and vision exams.
When to Have an Eye Exam
Before we delve into the types of eye and vision exams we offer, let's find out who needs to have an eye exam.
- Children 3 and Younger: Children who are 3 years old and younger will have their eyes checked during their appointment with a pediatrician. If they suspect there is an issue, the child will be referred to an optometrist for a more in-depth eye exam. During this time, they check your child's eyes for common eye and vision issues such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, or eyes that are otherwise misaligned.
- Children Ages 3-5: Between the ages and 3 and 5, children may continue to have their eyes checked by the pediatrician. However, the child may be sent to an optometrist for a more comprehensive eye exam.
- School-Age Children and Adolescents: All children must have their eyes checked before they are enrolled in school. If your child does not have any vision issues or a family history of vision issues, they will then be expected to have their vision checked every 1 to 2 years. Other than that, the child will need to have their vision checked based on their doctor's recommendations.
- Adults: For adults, how often you have your vision checked depends on your age. Those who are in their 20s and 30s should have their vision checked every 5-10 years. Those who are ages 40-54 should have their vision checked every 2-4 years. Those who are ages 55-64 should have their eyes examined every 1-3 years. Those who are 65 and older should have their vision checked every 1-2 years.
- Those with Eye and Vision Issues: If you wear glasses or contact lenses, have a family history of eye disease or vision loss, have a chronic condition that puts you at a greater risk for vision loss or take medications with serious eye side effects, you will need to have your eyes checked more often.
The Types of Eye Exams
At AssureVision, we offer the following types of eye exams:
- General Eye Exams
- Eye Muscle Test
- Visual Acuity Test
- Refraction Assessment
- Visual Field Test
- Color Vision Testing
- Slit-lamp Examination
- Retinal Examination
- Glaucoma Screenings
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified optometrists from the AssureVision team. To reach our Arlington Heights office call 847-368-9999, our Barrington office at 224-407-2020, or our Glenview office at 847-724-2020.