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Comprehensive Eye Exams for Families in Arlington, VA

Routine eye exams are essential, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses but also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

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A comprehensive eye exam includes several tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.

Eye care experts recommend you have a yearly eye exam to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions and keep on top of any vision changes you may be experiencing.

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Optimal Eye Exam Frequency by Age: When to See Your Optometrist

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. You need a yearly eye exam if you don't need vision correction.

Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other disorders because many diseases can affect vision and eye health.

Since the risk of eye disease increases, everyone over 60 should have annual examinations.

If you are over 40, it's a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Protecting Young Eyes: A Guide to Children's Eye Health

Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems.

According to the AOA, all children should have their eyes examined at six months, at age three, and again at the start of school.

Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should continue to have their eyes examined yearly throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common 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 children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist's instructions.

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What to Expect During Your Eye Exam

We pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive, patient-centred eye exam experience that puts your visual well-being first. Your journey to clearer, healthier vision begins with a warm welcome from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

During your visit, our skilled optometrists will guide you through thorough assessments to ensure that no aspect of your eye health goes unnoticed. From standard vision tests and in-depth examinations to cutting-edge retinal imaging technology, we leave no stone unturned in evaluating your eyes' health and visual acuity.

Preparing for Your Eye Exam

  • Bring Your Current Glasses or Contact Lenses: This helps us understand your visual correction needs for a thorough evaluation.
  • List of Medications: Bring a list of any medications you're currently taking, including eye drops, to provide insights into your overall health.
  • Discuss Specific Vision Concerns: Be ready to share any changes or concerns you've noticed with our experienced optometrists.
  • Comfort and Confidence: Our team ensures your comfort and confidence throughout the experience. Together, we'll work towards achieving and maintaining your best possible vision.
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  • Our pediatric eye care services provide thorough and gentle eye exams to ensure your child's vision develops healthily and clearly.