Eye Exams Are More Than Just Vision Testing
Eyeglass World wants our customers to see better and live better. Better vision and eye health are a significant factor in your overall wellness. Annuals eye exams are recommended by healthcare professionals as part of your routine primary care. Eye exams assess your vision needs and detect potentially harmful conditions before they become serious. Find your closest Eyeglass World location to schedule an exam.*
Eye exams test for visual impairment, as well as underlying health issues. Even if you feel like you don't need glasses, many asymptomatic conditions exist that can be identified through an eye exam.
If you notice any changes in the way your eyes look or if you experience any discomfort, schedule an eye exam.
Signs of Vision Problems in Adults
- Double vision
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty performing close-up work, such as sewing
- Changes in how you see color
- Impaired night vision, particularly when driving
- Frequent changes to your eyeglass prescription
- Issues with glare from table lamps or from the sun
- Seeing halos around lights
- Seeing a white spot or cloudy spot in the pupil (the pupil, instead of being black, appears milky or white)
- Trouble with side vision
Children's Eye Exams and Vision Testing
Regular eye exams are also essential to your child's health and should begin at an early age, with some children beginning vision testing at 6 months old. Doctors stress the importance of having children's eyes tested before they begin school to ensure they have the proper focusing skills and hand-eye coordination that are essential to learning.
Signs of Vision Problems in Children
- Squinting of eyes, closing one eye or covering one eye
- Always holding things close to the face
- Tilting the head to one side
- Repeatedly rubbing eyes
- One or both eyes turn in or out
- Eye redness or tearing
These conditions can lead to vision problems
- Premature birth
- Developmental delays
- Family history of "lazy eye"
- A disease affecting the entire body (such as HIV, diabetes or sickle cell)
Information for this page from www.thevisioncouncil.org.