HEALTH

Book An Eye Exam This Healthy Vision Month

Patients who are concerned with their overall health condition give their primary care physician or their pediatrician a visit. Not many are aware that regular eye exam is just as important. Book an eye test in Kirrawee now in order to check for any eye problems as well as diseases connected to the eyes. Regular eye screening will also help patients determine how to protect their eyesight.

Prevent Blindness has released a statement regarding vision and how the problems with eyesight continues to grow in an increasing rate because the population of baby boomers are already aging. We are now entering an age where in the oldest age group continues to increase in number while the minority population continues to increase as well.

Every month of May, the Healthy Vision Month is being celebrated. This is when the National Eye Institute gives further public reminders regarding the importance of preserving our vision and prioritizing the health of our eyes as well. Suggestions from the organization include the following:

  • Complete dilated eye exam should be conducted. This is very important for people who are at high risk or are known for their family members with eye problems or disease.
  • One should be knowledgeable of their family history concerning eye problems.
  • Living a healthy lifestyle is important.
  • Do not forget to wear protective eyewear while at work, playing contact sports or performing hobbies.
  • Sunglasses should be worn when needed.

According to a suggestion from the American Optometric Association, adults between the ages of 18 and 60 should go for an eye exam once every two years while those who have higher risks should have an eye test once in every one or two years. Adults who are 61 years an older should have a yearly eye exam or depending on the recommendation of an ophthalmologist.

Newborns who are high risk at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children undergoes a paediatric eye health exam as well as vision screening for the first month of their life as well as those born prematurely and newborns with family history of eye problem. If you have a child aged 5 years old, book an eye test in Kirrawee to check for eye alignment as well as vision screening.

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