Regardless of your age or physical health, it is important for everyone to have regular eye checkup.
During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for glasses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone.
Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions updated and to check for early signs of eye disease.
Adults and children who are associated with frequent computer use can be affected with vision problems.
Children who have trouble seeing or interpreting what they see will often have trouble with their schoolwork. Many times, children will not complain of vision problems simply because they don't know what "normal" vision looks like. If your child exhibits a reading or learning disability, be sure to have his eyes examined to rule out an underlying visual cause. A routine eye checkup is recommended for all children before they start school i.e. before 3- 5years of age.
Even if you have not experienced eye problems in the past, you should see an ophthalmologist if:
You experience a change in vision in one or both eyes, such as blurring, double vision, blind spots, flashing lights or floaters.
Your eyes experience pain, persistent irritation, itching, discharge or the sensation of a foreign body.
You have had recurrent conjunctivitis, or red eyes.
You experience problems with too many or too few tears
You are currently taking steroids orally for any other condition
You have a growth on the eyelid or the eyelid is incorrectly positioned
You fall under the high risk group like Glaucoma (especially 40 years of age), Diabetes, High myopia (extreme near sightedness), Eye injury, Recurrent eye infections or prior intraocular inflammation.