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Comprehensive Eye Exams: A Family Affair at McCormick Vision Source

Eye exams are crucial, regardless of age or physical condition. In a holistic eye examination, our eye doctors not only gauge your eyeglass or contact lens prescription but also screen for common eye ailments, evaluate visual skills, and gains insights into your overall well-being. You can trust McCormick Vision Source to prioritize and care for your family’s eye health.

Comprehensive Eye Care: Young and Old

How Often Should I Visit My Eye Doctor as I Age?

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that individuals who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses have an annual eye exam. An annual eye check-up is still important, even if you don’t usually need vision correction, . It is especially crucial for people managing diabetes, high blood pressure, and other similar conditions that can affect vision and eye health to have more frequent eye exams.

Individuals over 60 should opt for annual examinations.

For those aged 40 and above, a biennial to annual eye assessment is prudent, highlighting potential age-associated concerns like presbyopia, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Examinations Tailored for Young Eyes

Statistics hint that around 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-age children face vision issues. As per the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children must undergo eye examinations at 6 months, age 3, and upon school entry. Children without vision issues or risk factors should continue annual assessments throughout their schooling years.

Children with existing vision issues or risk factors warrant more frequent checks. Common risk factors entail:

Premature birth

Developmental delays

Strabismus or amblyopia

Family history of eye disease

History of eye injury

Other health conditions

The AOA recommends eyeglass or contact lens-wearing children undergo eye exams every 12 months or per their optometrist’s directives.

Discover the wonders of InfantSEE in Austin

The InfantSEE initiative is an invaluable program for many parents, as it champions the vision and developmental well-being of infants aged 6 to 12 months. In your child’s formative stages of growth, thorough ocular evaluations play a pivotal role in revealing potential concerns that could impact their visual journey later on.

At McCormick Vision Source we take immense pride in our involvement in the InfantSEE program. Through this endeavor, we extend no-cost assessments of your infant’s ocular health, focusing abilities, and alignment. Detecting conditions like strabismus (ocular misalignment) or amblyopia (lazy eye) in their infancy enables prompt intervention and care, paving the way for a trajectory of impeccable visual maturation. Request an appointment today!