Routine Eye Care
The trained, professional staff at AEC can help protect your vision through comprehensive eye exams that check your visual acuity and look for signs of disease or other serious problems. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, many sight-threatening diseases, if detected early, can be cured or treated to prevent of slow the progression of any vision loss.
The most important preventive step is receiving routine examinations by a qualified eye care professional.
Children should receive their first comprehensive eye exam before the age of four, unless a specific condition or history of family childhood vision problems warrants and earlier examination.
Persons age 20 – 40 should have an eye exam every one to five years, unless visual changes, pain, flashes of light, new floaters, injury, or tearing occurs. Then, immediate care is necessary.
Persons 40 to 64 years old should have an eye exam every one to four years and persons over age 65 should have an exam every year.
Persons with diabetes are at risk for several eye disorders, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts and should have eye examinations every year.
African-Americans are at a greater risk for glaucoma, and should have eye examinations every 3 to 5 years before the age of 40 and every two years after age 40.