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Three Need-to-Know Facts About an Eye Exam

POSTED ON December 13, 2013

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If you are looking for the top three need-to-know facts about an eye exam, these would be them. It is impossible for you to know everything about your family’s eye health, so here’s a quick cheat sheet. Eye exams can detect more than vision problems. Photo courtesy: careyeasy.com While eye exams do detect vision problems, they can also help detect other health issues in the body. Diabetes, high cholesterol ...

If you are looking for the top three need-to-know facts about an eye exam, these would be them. It is impossible for you to know everything about your family’s eye health, so here’s a quick cheat sheet.

Eye exams can detect more than vision problems.

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Photo courtesy: careyeasy.com

While eye exams do detect vision problems, they can also help detect other health issues in the body. Diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension are just a few of the detectable diseases an eye exam can pinpoint. Making a trip to your local Dr. Tavel office allows you to take control of your eye health while keeping your overall health in check as well.

A child’s first eye exam should be at the 6 month mark.

We have been asked multiple times when a child should have their first eye exam. Once a child is 6 months old, they should  receive their first exam. The American Optometric Association suggests a few symptoms of vision problems in children include excessive tearing, red or encrusted eye lids, and extreme sensitivity to light.

Revisit your optometrist once every two years.

Webmd.com suggests an adult should see their eye doctor once every two years. Make this a part of your annual health routine to ensure eyes are healthy.

Visit our site for more information about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Tavel. We are open evening and weekend hours for your convenience.

 

 

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