Comprehensive Eye Exam
Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that you have a complete eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition. Your doctor may recommend more frequent intervals depending on your eye health.
During your comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses but will 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.
Vision problems can start at an early age, and the AOA recommends having an eye exam at 6 months of age, 3 years, and once more before the start of school. Children who have existing vision problems or ones who are at higher risk for vision problems should have the eyes examined more frequently.
Some of the common risk factors for children are:
One or both eyes turned in or out
Family history of eye disease
History of eye injury