Walmart Eye Exams in Hialeah, FL
According to the American Optometric Association, and our Hialeah optometrist, it’s important to a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition. A yearly check-up at Hialeah Eye & Vision Care will keep your eyes healthy and will allow for early detection of abnormalities and diseases.
During an eye exam, our 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.
Adult Eye Exams
The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
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. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.
What Happens During an Eye Exam?
A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of 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 the Topcon OCT 2000, a new, high resolution machine that provides a “CAT scan” of the eye.
Children’s Eye Exams
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should still continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout their schooling.
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 eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Video: Routine Eye Examination
Watch this video to learn about eye exams at our practice in Hialeah Gardens’ Walmart. Topics include: early diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, tests performed to assess visual acuity and potential diseases, questions your eye doctor may ask to assess your medical and eye health history, treatment options for nearsightedness including eyeglasses and refractive surgery, and possible referral to a retina or cornea specialist.