2. The eye doctor should check to see if corrective lenses are needed and if the health of the eye is good. This can only be done with a dilated vision evaluation. This means the pupil is enlarged with drops applied to the eyes.
3. The eye doctor is assessing whether you need corrective lenses or not. Evaluation of the eye health is done to determine if further treatment is need. Many eye health problems cause no pain or vision issues until it have advance to a stage where treatment is more difficult.
4. Many systemic diseases can be seen in the eye before the patient notices that they have a problem. Examples are diabetic conditions, high blood pressure, some brain tumors, and sometimes cancer. There are some studies than now show that Alzheimer's can be detected earlier with certain vision tests.
5. Children at six months of age and at the eye doctors' determination every one to two years.
Adults and adolescents should have eye examinations every 1-2 years. Over 40 should be every year due to the increase in eye diseases increasing with age.
Schedule your eye exam with Dr. Tucker today (239)656-1778