QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How often should I get my eyes examined?
Everyone should have their eyes examined once a year and more often if you have certain eye disorders that may progress if not detected early. A regular eye examination is necessary for maintaining healthy eyes and clear vision.
What is the advantage of having my eyes dilated?
Due to the fact that some eye diseases affect the back areas of the eyes, a dilation examination allows Dr. Eap to observe those areas easier and clearer without distractions from the pupils constricting during the eye examination. Without dilation of the eyes, a condition with potential loss of vision may exist and go undetected.
My child is turning 6 this year. Is it too early for her to have her eyes examined? Also, how often should children have their eyes checked?
It is never too early for your child to have her eyes examined. A regular eye examination is essential in preventing eye disorders, even as young as 6 years old. For example, amblyopia (a lazy eye) should be diagnosed and treated early with prescriptions and vision therapy because it is harder to treat the amblyopia as the child gets older. Also, many learning disabilities are thought to derive from eye disorders that are not diagnosed and treated at their earliest stages. As prescriptions may change quickly during early ages, children need to have their eyes examined every year, sooner if the child complains of blurry vision and/or headaches associated with his/her old prescription.
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