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October is National Eye Health Month

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

October is National Eye Health Month! 

Problems with vision can occur at any age - from birth into old age. If complications are not treated proactively and effectively, the consequences can be dire. To prevent permanent vision loss and maintain healthy eyes, the Vistar Eye Center optometrists recommend regular check-ups.

Not sure how often you should receive eye exams? Your age can help guide you.

  • Infants and toddlers (birth to 24 months) should receive their first exam by age 6 months
  • Preschoolers (2 to 5 years) should receive an eye screening before entering preschool
  • Middle school through college aged individuals (6 to 19 years) should be screened annually, as adjustments in prescription may be needed more often.
  • Adults (20 to 64 years) should receive an exam every two years.
  • Older adults (65 years and older) should receive annual eye exams, since vision changes and/or deterioration may occur more rapidly.

If you haven’t already this year, schedule an exam with one of the optometrists at Vistar Eye Center to make sure your vision is healthy. Contact us today!