Eye Health Assessment
Your Baby's Eyes
Even in the womb babies can tell the difference between light and dark. And at birth, they see shapes by following the lines where light and dark meet. Yet, they are several weeks old before they can see their first primary colour – red.
Your Child's Vision Development
There’s so much for your child to see and experience during their first years. And while the eye's greatest physical development occurs during the first year, children continue to hone their vision skills throughout childhood. Eye muscles strengthen. Nerve connections multiply. And your child’s eyes become stronger and work together more effectively.
It’s helpful to know how the eyes work, to understand how the eye’s parts function together to bring clear images to your brain – and how these parts change over time.
Your Baby's Eye Exam
The best way to protect your baby's eyes is through regular professional examinations. Certain infectious, congenital, or hereditary eye diseases may be present at birth or develop shortly thereafter. Yet, when diagnosed early, their impact may be greatly minimised.
Your Childs Eye Exam
Vision problems affect one in 20 preschoolers and one in four school-age children. And since many vision problems begin at an early age, it’s very important that children receive proper eye care. Poor eyesight can also affect learning ability, athletic performance, and self-esteem. Untreated eye conditions can worsen and lead to more serious problems. For all of these reasons, the best way to protect your child’s vision is by having regular eye examinations.
Teens Eye Exam
The best way to preserve and protect your vision is through regular professional eye examinations. For teenagers, if corrective lenses are needed, it’s also a matter of determining if you’re “ready” for contacts. This may not be based on any sort of age guidelines – only your willingness to care for and wear lenses properly.
A regular eye exam is the best way to protect your eyesight—and an easy precaution to take. It is particularly important if you notice a change inyour vision, if your eye is injured in any way, or if you have a family history of eye disease
Eye Exams for People Over 60
As we age, eye exams become even more important. Vision problems may develop with no physical symptoms until they’re quite advanced. When you see your optometrist, make sure you talk about your current concerns, health issues and your family history. The more your eye care professional knows, the better protected you’ll be against potentially debilitating vision loss.