Eye Exams for the Whole Family
Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will not only assess your visual acuity to determine your optical prescription, but will also examine your eyes to look for early signs of eye disease or general health problems.
Has your vision changed?
Have you recently noticed your vision isn't quite what it used to be? If so, it's important to be in touch with your Manhattan Beach eye doctor as soon as possible, since this could be a sign of a serious eye emergency. Even if the change in your vision is hardly noticeable, it's important to have it evaluated by an eye care professional to determine what's caused it.
And what if my vision hasn't changed?
Even if you haven't noticed any changes in your vision, it's important to have an eye exam every year to help your eye doctor monitor your eye health and keep your prescription up-to-date. This is especially important for those who wear glasses or contact lenses. Regular eye exams can help ensure that you and your family are seeing clearly and comfortably at all times.
Eye Care for Everyone
Eye Exams for Adults
If you’re somewhere in the age range between 18 and 64, you should have your eyes examined every year to check for common eye diseases that become more common as you age. This is especially true starting at age 40. This is when the first signs of diseases and conditions like cataracts, presbyopia and macular degeneration usually start to show themselves.
If you're nearsighted or have health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or hypertension you are at even higher risk for sight-threatening eye diseases.
Eye Exams for Children
An estimated 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems.
That's why children should have eye exams from as early as 6 months old. This will help determine whether their eyes and vision are developing normally.
From 3 years old, annual eye exams are recommended for all children. This ensures your child's vision remains clear, and helps our Manhattan Beach eye doctors check for refractive errors or other vision conditions that can impact their academic success.
Children with existing vision conditions, such as lazy eye or strabismus, as well as children who are at risk for certain vision problems, may need to have their eyes examined more frequently.
Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- Turned or crossed eyes
- Premature birth
- Family history of eye conditions/disease
- History of eye injury
- Physical illness or disease
- Developmental delays
Schedule an Eye Exam
Contact our eye care clinic today to schedule an eye exam near you.