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Adult Eye Exams in Huntington Beach CA

Adults. The AOA recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Our eye doctors in Huntington Beach often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

Vision After 40

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.

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Vision After 60

Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.

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Pediatric Eye Exams in Huntington Beach CA glasses on little girl with black hair and brown skin

Children. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school. Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently.

Common Risk Factors for Vision Problems Include:

  • Premature Birth

  • Developmental Delays

  • Turned or Crossed Eyes

  • Family History of Eye Disease

  • History of Eye Injury

  • Other Physical Illness or Disease

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