Complete Eye Exams in Southfield, MI
No matter your age or physical health, it’s essential to have regular eye exams.
During a complete eye examination, your eye doctor, Dr. Robert Sobel, will determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, and will examine your eyes for common eye diseases. He will also determine how your eyes work together as a team and assess your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
A comprehensive eye exam includes several tests and procedures to evaluate how healthy your eyes are and the quality of your sight. Some of these tests are simple, like reading an eye chart, and some are complex , such as using a high-powered lens to examine the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eyecare experts and eye doctors suggest that you have a complete eye examination every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and health.
Children. Specialists estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision issues. The American Optometric Association (AOA), recommends that all children have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again before school starts. Children with no vision issues or risk factors for eye problems should have their eyes checked at least every two years throughout school.
Children who have vision issues or risk factors should have their eyes examined more often. Commonplace 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 all children who wear glasses or contact lenses should have their eyes checked at least once per year or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Adults. The AOA recommends a yearly eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t generally need vision correction, it’s still important to have an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on how quickly your vision is changing and overall health. Our Lathrup Village eye doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, as many diseases can have a negative impact on vision and eye health.
When over 40, it’s important to have an eye examination every one to two years to check for commonplace age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
The risk of eye disease increases with advancing age, so everyone over the age of 60 should be examined yearly.