Keep Your Eyes Healthy With Regular Eye Exams
Why Are Eye Exams Important?
When Should You Get an Eye Exam?
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you get a baseline eye examination at age 40, the time when early signs of disease or changes in vision may occur. Much like a screening for diabetes or certain cancers, a baseline eye exam at 40 is a reminder to adults as they age to be aware of their eye health. A baseline screening can help identify signs of eye disease at an early stage when many treatments can have the greatest impact on preserving vision.
However, some people shouldn’t wait until they are 40 to have a comprehensive eye exam. If you have an eye disease or if you have a risk factor for developing one, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of eye disease, you should see an ophthalmologist even if you are younger than 40. Upon examining your eyes, your ophthalmologist can tell you how often you should undergo an eye exam.
What to Expect at Your Eye Exam
- Your medical history
- Your visual acuity
- Your pupils
- Your side vision
- Your eye movement
- Your prescription for corrective lenses
- The front part of your eye
- Your retina and optic nerve
Additional Eye Exams
Family Eye Exams
Children’s eyes grow and change quickly, and it is important to monitor your child’s eye health. Early screenings are helpful to identify your child’s eye care needs and how often they will need complete eye exams. Our ophthalmologists at the Rock Hill Eye Center are ready to help you address all your family’s eye care needs.
Senior Eye Exams
If you are older than 65 years old, you should have your eyes checked every year or two. Our ophthalmologists will check you for signs of age-related diseases, such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. If diagnosed with one of these eye conditions, the physicians at Rock Hill Eye Center will provide you with the expert care and treatment that you need to manage your disease state.
Refraction Eye Exams
An eye exam where your eye doctor places a series of corrective lenses in front of your eyes to measure your visual acuity.
Plaquenil Eye Exams
We perform different tests to detect retinal damage due to Plaquenil medication.