The Importance of Eye Exams for Children and Adults
Optimal eye health is a condition that far too many people take for granted. Unfortunately, many adults assume that if no symptoms of eye disease are obvious in themselves and their children, an eye exam is an expense that they can put off until a glaringly evident problem arises.
The same people that hold on to these erroneous beliefs are generally the same people that undoubtedly say that they wish they had come to see our eye doctor at Vaught Eye Associates sooner. Find out now why yearly eye exams conducted by our in-house eye doctor can help save you time and money today, and you and your family’s vision for a lifetime.
How Eye Exams in Conway Can Help Save Your Family’s Vision
Like adults, kids can be born with or develop vision problems as they get older. Your young child might not even be aware of his or her inability to see the chalkboard at school, or determine how far away the school bus. These alarming circumstances can lead to poor academic performance and constant environmental bodily hazards.
Our eye doctor is highly skilled at seeking out and properly diagnosing vision problems in children that are undetectable to the untrained eye. Our eye doctor also looks for early signs of childhood vision diseases, such as amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” and stabismus, or “crossed eyes.” Our eye doctor also looks at a child’s eyelid, cornea, iris and lens health to determine if additional eye disease testing and correction methods are necessary.
It is true that the older a person gets the more likely he or she is to begin experiencing vision problems such as night blindness, nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatisms. These common, yet highly treatable, conditions are part of what our eye doctor looks for when performing adult eye exams in Conway. The doctor’s standard eye examination also includes a visual field test, glaucoma test, and a slit-lamp examination that alerts him to any signs of macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or corneal ulcers present in your eyes.
Our eye exams are designed to quickly and accurately detect any vision problems in the children and adult members of your family. In addition to utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art technological testing methods, our doctors take a complete medical history of each family member. Collectively, these practices allow our doctors to uncover hidden eye diseases, assess the potential for developing vision problems, and immediately correct vision deficiencies with eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions.