Remember to Get an Eye Exam Regularly

Get an Eye Exam Regularly

Remember to Get an Eye Exam Regularly

This guide will explore:
  • Why it is important to have regular eye exams?
  • How often should you get an eye exam?
  • What are the items in the eye examination

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Nowadays, information technology is developing faster and faster, and our eyes are browsing more and more information. People spend most of their time looking at information with their eyes, so eyes are very important for human beings.

Why it is important to have regular eye exams?

  1. Regular checkups facilitate the timely detection of various refractive problems

Refractive errors include myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, of which ‘myopia’ is the most common and troubling problem. When you open a website, there is a popular topic about “myopia in children and adolescents”. The eye health problems of children and adolescents are becoming more and more prominent, and myopia is a trend of high incidence and low age. Regular eye checkups can help identify problems and take appropriate measures to address them.
  1. Regular checkups facilitate the detection of strabismus and amblyopia, timely intervention and better treatment results

In addition to refractive error, strabismus, amblyopia and other eye diseases are also common eye diseases in the growth of children and adolescents. Strabismus and amblyopia can affect the development of the child’s eyes, and without timely treatment will likely affect the child’s corrected visual acuity and binocular vision function, affecting the child’s future learning, life, and even employment.
  1. Regular checkups are good for preventing fundus lesions

Many people have a one-sided understanding of myopia: it’s okay to wear glasses when you’re nearsighted.
But in fact, it is much more than that!
Too much myopia can also cause other diseases of the eye. Myopia of more than 600 degrees is called high myopia. As our myopia increases, the length of the eye axis also increases. As the axis of the eye becomes longer, the wall of the eye will be stretched more and more, becoming more and more fragile and more prone to various types of fundus pathologies, such as retinal detachment and macular fissures. Therefore, in order to prevent the occurrence of fundus lesions, it is also recommended that patients with high myopia should have regular fundus examinations every year.

How often should you get an eye exam?

Infant stage:

A preliminary eye exam is done when the baby is about 6 months old to rule out some congenital eye diseases such as congenital cataract, glaucoma, strabismus, etc.
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Early Childhood:

Once a child can recognize a vision chart at age 3-4, a vision and eye health examination is required. The purpose of the examination is to rule out some congenital eye diseases, but mainly to see if the child’s vision is developing normally and if there is amblyopia and refractive error.

Student stage:

during this period of study will be heavy, most of them will overload eye use, coupled with the popularity of computers, tablet computers and smart phones, do not pay attention to normal eye use, prolonged eye use to make eye fatigue, so it is easy to happen refractive error with myopic glasses. At least once a year, medical optometry and eye pressure examination should be conducted at this stage.


If adults have a regular lifestyle and healthy habits, myopia is generally more stable and does not grow as fast as minors, so it is usually okay to go for a checkup in about a year. But if the adult is highly myopic. It is generally recommended to check about half a year.

Elderly people (60 years old and above):

In old age, they will put on presbyopia glasses because of the decreasing adjustment ability. In addition, the chance of eye diseases such as cataract and age-related macular degeneration increases, which can lead to loss of vision at a distance. Getting into the habit of regular eye checkups can lead to early detection and treatment and improve the quality of life in later years.

What are the items in the eye examination

  1. Visual acuity examination.

  1. Checking eye examination.

  1. Visual field examination.

  1. Color vision examination.

  1. Dark adaptation examination.

  1. Stereoscopic vision examination.

  1. Contrast sensitivity check.

  1. Visual electrophysiological examination.

  1. Slit lamps live microscopy.

  1. Anterior chamber angle microscopy.

  1. Intraocular pressure check.

  1. Dilated pupil examination.

  1. Optometry.

Ninety-five percent of the information we receive in our lifetime is obtained by our eyes, and bad eyes will affect our daily work and life, so eye health is very important. So please remember to get regular eye exams!