eye-care

  • Periodic visits to an eye surgeon should be considered as important as examinations by a family physician.
  • In many cases, early treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, crossed eyes and some forms of macular degeneration can prevent impairment of sight and even blindness.

Recommended Intervals for a comprehensive Eye Examination

Pre- School and Pre- Teen screening
20-39 years of AgeEvery three to five years
49-64 years of AgeEvery one to two years
65 years or olderEvery year

Signs or Symptoms Suggesting the Need for an Eye Examination

  • Loss of vision
  • Floaters or flashes of light
  • Halos
  • Temporary dimming of vision
  • Curtain or veil blocking vision
  • Redness of eye
  • Discharge or excessive tearing
  • Swelling or protrusion of one or both eyes
  • Crossed or wandering eyes; double vision.
  • Eye pain
  • Diabetes Loss of sight may be prevented In all situations the ophthalmologist’s aim is to protect sight and health through early diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the eye.