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COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS in Lexington, South Carolina

Going for regular comprehensive eye exams is important, even if you don’t have any apparent eye issues. An eye exam allows your eye doctor to determine your prescription, evaluate how your eyes work together, screen you for eye diseases and conditions, create a tailored treatment plan, and get a picture of your overall health.

Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?

Regular eye exams are essential for maintaining good eye health and updating your prescription as needed.

During an eye exam, your optometrist at My Optical will measure your visual acuity using a standard eye chart. They’ll also perform additional tests, such as a refraction test to determine your prescription, a color blindness test, a glaucoma test, and more.

You should go for an eye exam every year to make sure your eyes are healthy.

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Eye Care for Everyone

According to the AOA, people who wear eyeglasses or contacts should have annual eye exams. Even people who don’t need vision correction should have comprehensive eye exams every 1-2 years. Eye doctors recommend that people diagnosed with diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and others, should have more frequent eye exams because these diseases can lead to irreversible vision loss and blindness.

As we age, the chances of being diagnosed with an eye disease increase, which is why people over 60 also need routine eye exams.

Additionally, people aged 40 and older should have their eyes examined to screen for presbyopia (age-related farsightedness), macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Eye Exams for Children

Children need eye exams to ensure healthy eye development and clear vision. Healthy vision is essential for a child’s academic, athletic, and social success. Additionally, early detection of eye problems can prevent serious vision conditions later in life.

About 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children experience vision difficulties.

A child’s first eye exam should be early—we start at 8 years old, and then regularly when they are in school.

Children without any vision problems or risk factors should have an annual eye exam throughout their schooling. This will help detect any potential issues early on so they can be addressed as quickly as possible.

Certain factors increase the likelihood of a child developing vision problems, such as:

  • Physical illness
  • Crossed eyes (strabismus)
  • Premature birth
  • History of eye injury
  • Developmental delays
  • Family history of vision problems
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Contact Lens Eye Exam

Contact lenses are a convenient way to correct vision. To get the clearest and most comfortable vision possible, you need a contact lens eye exam and fitting, even if you’re a seasoned contact lens wearer.

A contact lens eye exam will allow your eye doctor to evaluate your eye health, check if your eyes are suitable for regular contacts, and find the most appropriate type of contact lenses for your needs.

They’ll also show you how to insert, remove and store your lenses properly.