The US Food and Drug Administration recently pulled online vision testing, because that method of vision test doesn’t provide the comprehensive eye health care necessary to keep individuals seeing their best now and for years to come.
In fact, online vision tests only provide 1 out of the 12 critical factors that your optometrist provides in your annual eye exam. And it’s a public health concern to provide only 1/12 of any health care check. Can you imagine only brushing 1/12 of your teeth or washing 1/12 of your body when you bathe?
A comprehensive eye exam is the reliable method to ensure that your eyes―and the eyes of your loved ones―are working well together, so you’re seeing your absolute best.
Proper eye care is an important aspect of health care, especially for school-age children and college-age young adults. As children grow and change, their eyes are growing and changing also. It’s not uncommon for a child’s vision to change significantly within a 12-month period, and with up to 80% of learning and socialization occurring through their sense of vision, making sure your kids are seeing their best is critically important to their ability to learn.
But how often should you take your kids to the eye doctor?
The American Optometric Association recommends the following:
What’s Involved in a Comprehensive Eye Exam
During an annual comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist will ask for both a family and patient health history, and thoroughly check overall eye health through a variety of tests designed to provide a precise evaluation.
In addition, your optometrist will evaluate the following vital eye functionality that every child requires to succeed in the classroom, on the sports field or court, and beyond:
Is it time to schedule your or your child’s annual comprehensive eye exam? Call us today!